Polish scientist was detained in Iran for espionage

In Warsaw, they confirmed the arrest of the Polish scientist Matsey Valchak in Iran, reports Reuters.

Now Poland authorities are working to ensure his return home. “From the very beginning, consular services are in constant contact with our citizen and his family, the detainee is provided with legal assistance. Consular and diplomatic actions are being taken so that our citizen can return to Poland as soon as possible. We are also coordinating our further steps with allied countries”, – says the Poland Foreign Ministry on the official website.

previously Tehran announced the arrest of several foreigners who are suspected of espionage. According to local media, Valchak and several colleagues collected soil samples in the Iranian province of Kerman. There, the Aerospace Forces of the CSIR conducted the trial tests.

According to the Iranian report, a second rank diplomat Jailes Whittaker was arrested along with the Polish scientist, he worked at the British embassy. Great Britain denies the detention of one of its diplomats.