Iran unable to negotiate with pirates

Dhow crews hijacked by pirates.

Iran: Political bids on crew hijacked by Somali pirates impossible

By Mehdi Sepahvand

Tehran says that a political approach to the case of a dozen Iranian fishermen who were hijacked by Somali pirates a year ago is impossible.

“We have no relations with Somalia. It lacks an effective government,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told a news conference, Trend correspondent reported from the event November 7.

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