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Iran: Over 20 nationals jailed in US on sanctions charges

Press TV – February 9, 2014

Iran says the United States has imprisoned more than 20 Iranian nationals over allegations of violating Washington’s sanctions regime against Tehran.

“The US government has arrested more than 20 Iranian nationals over the unfounded allegation of breaching US’s unilateral and illegal sanctions against the Iranian nation and [it] has so far taken no measure to release these innocent citizens despite [Iran’s] follow-up through diplomatic and legal channels,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Sunday.

She added that Iran’s Foreign Ministry would continue to pursue and seek to secure the rights and freedom of these innocent Iranians.

She further dismissed claims about the detention of American nationals in Iran.

“No American national is in custody or prison in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Iranian spokesperson said.

She said the two people that the US authorities and media say are in custody in Iran are actually Iranian citizens and will have to be held accountable before the law while enjoying their full legal rights.

February 9, 2014 - Posted by | Deception, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , ,

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