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One of the three Americans in Iran custody over "illegal entry" had claimed to be an Iranian national before crossing into the country from Iraq.
A tea-house owner in Iraq's Ahmad Awa told Press TV that the Americans had stopped at his place for tea on the eve of Friday, July 31 - the that the three were arrested by Iranian security guards in Western city of Marivan.
"They arrived at 10:30 pm," the tea-house owner told Press TV, adding that “the men did not talk but the woman, speaking Syrian Arabic, asked for tea.“
"The woman was not wearing Hijab and was fair-skinned, she
Colonel Anwar Haj Omar of the Halabja police force in northern Iraq had linked the three Americans to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to Voices of Iraq.
"These three people were agents working with the CIA and were arrested near the resort town of Ahmed Awaa," Omar was quoted as saying.
The head of the Iranian Parliament's foreign policy committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, did not say whether the claim would affect Iran's handling of the detainees.
"This case is currently on its natural course," Boroujerdi said without giving any additional information on the status of the detainees.
Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by jd140
actually Iran doesn`t torture foreign nationals - only the USA does that in recent years , not torturing them is a far bigger diplomatic card - and anyway torture doesn`t work