Iran releases 25 Indian fishermen: Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tonight said that Iran has released 25 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats.

“I am happy to inform that 25 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were detained by Iranian Coast Guards since March 2017 with 5 Bahraini boats have been released and repatriated to Bahrain,” Swaraj tweeted.

She also thanked the Indian Embassy in Tehran, appreciating their “relentless efforts” for facilitating the release.

“I appreciate the relentless efforts of Indian Embassy in Tehran for securing their release,” she said.