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Iran confirms it arrested US Navy veteran 'a while ago'

Jan 09, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- US Navy veteran Michael White is in Iranian custody, the Islamic Republic's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, confirming claims made by White's mother a day earlier.

"Michael White was arrested in the city of Mashhad a while ago, and within a few days after his arrest the US government was informed of the arrest through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran," ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.

In the absence of relations, the Swiss Embassy represents US diplomatic interests in...