REPORT: Iran confirms it has arrested U.S. Navy veteran Michael White

JANUARY 9, 2019

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran confirmed on Wednesday it had arrested an American, confirming U.S. media reports about a case that risks further worsening relations with Washington.

The New York Times reported on Monday that Michael White, a 46-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, was arrested while visiting Iran and had been held since July on unspecified charges.

The article goes on to state the following:

Iran had not confirmed the arrest before the state news agency IRNA carried a statement by foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday, which did not specify when it had happened or what crime he was accused of.

Qassemi said Iran had informed the U.S. government about White’s arrest within days of when he was taken into custody and denied that White had been poorly treated.

Reuters also reported the following:

White’s mother, Joanne, told the New York Times her son had visited Iran “five or six times” to meet his Iranian girlfriend

She reported her son’s disappearance after he failed to return in July but learned from the State Department only three weeks ago that he was being held in Iran.

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1 Comment

  1. Mars January 9th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Find yourself a nice American girl that lives on American soil dummy!

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