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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian border guards detained seven U.S. troops as they tried to illegally enter the Islamic state, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, without giving a source.
"Recently seven American troops were detained by Iranian guards in a southeastern province of the country," Fars said. "Two Iranians accompanying the troops were also arrested."
No other news agency reported the incident, which Fars said occurred in Sistan-Baluchestan, an impoverished province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan.
A senior U.S. defense official told NBC News that the
Ahmadinejad is expected to arrive in the United States on Sunday, the same day as American hiker Sarah Shourd returns home after a 14-month detention in a Tehran jail.
Ahmadinejad discussed Shourd in a televised address Friday, saying that her release was a unilateral gesture made without any promise of a quid pro quo, but that doesn't mean Iranian officials wouldn't appreciate a similar act from the United States.
"We have no expectations," he told IRINN. "But naturally, morally, the expectation would be that the U.S. government would take a step to release a number of Iranians
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
There have been stories for years about American "soldiers" (the CIA) going into places like Iran to conduct some level of operations. The rumor was that the last election had several US agent provocateur's trying to foment unrest.
Looks like we got our hand caught in the cookie jar.
It would be a lot easier if we would just quit worrying about Iran and start worrying about America for awhile.