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Iran threatens Sweden as ex-official sentenced to life

A Swedish-Iranian row is deepening after a Swedish court sentenced an ex-Iranian official to life in prison and Tehran accused Stockholm of harboring "terrorist groups."
sketch of Iranian official Hamid Noury's trial in Sweden

A senior Iranian official said the Islamic Republic "will not sit idly by" in the face of a Swedish court's verdict last week against a former Iranian judiciary staff member accused of involvement in 1988 prison executions. 

Deputy Judiciary Chief for International Affairs Kazem Gharibabadi warned that Tehran "has several options on the table" to address both the life sentence for Hamid Noury and Sweden's "brash support for notorious terrorist groups." 

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