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Iran confirms arrest of U.S. Navy veteran

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday that it has detained a U.S. Navy veteran who was arrested last summer when he went to the country to visit his girlfriend.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made Iran's first acknowledgment that it is holding Michael R. White, 46, of San Diego, according to a report in the semiofficial Tasnim news agency.

"An American citizen was arrested in the city of Mashhad some time ago, and his case was conveyed to the U.S. administration on f...