(Persia Digest) – The University of Leuven in Belgium has cut ties with Tehran University after the arrest of its Iranian-Belgian professor.

Dr Mahmoud Nili-Ahmadabadi, President of Tehran University, said: “Presently, joint programs between the two universities are no longer offered for this reason.”

No reasons have been given for the arrest of this Iranian-Belgian professor yet; but, Nili emphasized that the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Science, Research and Technology in Iran are following-up on the continued collaboration between Iranian and Belgian universities.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the President of Tehran University had announced the arrest of two of their foreign students a week earlier for illegal currency exchanges.

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Nili had said: “The two students had gone to Ferdowsi Square to change their money into Iranian rials to pay their tuition fees when they were arrested and taken to prison by the police.”

According to Nili, the two students were freed after two days of negotiations with university officials.

It must be noted that the forex market in Iran is subject to strict rules.

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