This file photo was taken on Feb 4, 2021. Police patrol during the trial of four persons, including an Iranian diplomat and Belgian-Iranian couple at the courthouse in Antwerp, Belgium. An Iranian official was convicted of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France in 2018 and sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Belgian court. (PHOTO / AP)
DUBAI – An Iranian diplomat sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium will soon be released in a prisoner swap deal, Iran's judiciary spokesperson Masoud Setayeshi said on Wednesday.
Assadollah Assadi was sentenced in 2021 over a foiled 2018 bomb plot targeting an Iranian opposition group in Paris.