Iran said Sunday it has received some signals concerning the possible release of five Iranian diplomats held by the US in Iraq, state television reported.
"We have recently received some indications over releasing them," Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the television.
He did not elaborate or explain what kind of signals Iran had received.
"We are hopeful the diplomats will be released quickly," he added. "We consider the Iraqi government responsible for their release."