Report: Iran Official Says US Woman Detained

Saturday, 08 Jan 2011 07:20 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian police official says an American woman has been detained on suspicion of spying — contradicting an earlier denial of her arrest on state TV.

Ahmad Geravand told state radio Saturday that the woman was arrested Wednesday while filming a town on the Iran-Azerbaijan border.

And the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Geravand as identifying the woman as Hal Talaian.

A state-owned Iranian newspaper reported Thursday that authorities had detained an American woman by that name on espionage suspicions. But state TV denied the report hours later.

A U.S. official said Friday there was no indication that an American woman had been arrested in Iran.

Discrepancies in the official reports could not immediately be explained.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Full Holiday Menu for Obamas, Plus 6 Pies

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 20:59 PM

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holi . . .

NFL Urges Lame-Duck Congress to Renew Terrorism Risk Insurance

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 20:21 PM

The National Football League has joined a growing coalition of business groups across the country to urge Congress to pa . . .

Alaska Pot Backer Ordered to Comply With Subpoena

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 19:11 PM

A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vow . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved