Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina

  1. Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina  TIME
  2. GOP lawmaker says he met accused Russian agent at Thanksgiving barbecue  The Hill
  3. Lawyer for accused Russian agent: US using info ‘taken completely out of context’  CNN
  4. The Russia Investigations: How Many More Maria Butinas Are There?  NPR
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Austria says it expects Iran to help clear up case of arrested diplomat

Austria says it expects Iran to help clear up case of arrested diplomatAustria said on Wednesday it expects Iran to shed light on the case of one of its Vienna-based diplomats who was arrested in Germany over a suspected plot to carry out a bomb attack on an exiled Iranian opposition group. The case cast a shadow over Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Austria on Wednesday at which both sides discussed issues including salvaging the Iran nuclear deal after the U.S. decision to withdraw and reinstate sanctions on Tehran. “We expect full clarification in connection with this and I thank you, Mr President, for assuring us that you will support this clarification,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a statement to reporters after meeting Rouhani.


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Iran diplomat's detention overshadows Rouhani's Europe tour

Iran diplomat's detention overshadows Rouhani's Europe tourIranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Switzerland and Austria was shaken Tuesday by allegations one of Tehran’s diplomats was involved in a bomb plot against an opposition group in Paris. The diplomat, who is attached to the Iranian embassy in Austria, was detained in Germany on Saturday over a foiled attack on a rally of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters in the French capital. Details of his arrest emerged as Rouhani began a European tour seeking assurances about the Iranian nuclear deal, which has been thrown in to doubt after the unilateral withdrawal of the US.


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Austria calls on Iran to lift immunity of detained diplomat

Austria calls on Iran to lift immunity of detained diplomatAustria asked Tehran Tuesday to lift the immunity of an Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb a rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France. The diplomat, who is based at the embassy in Vienna, was detained in Germany on Saturday. Vienna delivered the request to “lift the immunity of the Iranian diplomat” to Iran’s ambassador to Austria, who was summoned to the foreign ministry after news of the alleged plot emerged on Monday, a ministry spokesman said.


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