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Iran says it holds US Navy veteran, 1st arrest of Trump era

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran confirmed Wednesday it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration.

White's detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the U.S., which under Trump has pursued a maximalist campaign against Tehran that includes pulling out of its nuclear deal with world powers.

Although the circumstances of White's detention rem...