Iran says probe on Americans to take time

Iran's investigation into the case of three detained Americans will take time, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.

Iran says probe on Americans to take time

Iran's investigation into the case of three detained Americans will take time, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency on Monday.

Iran detained the trio after they strayed across the border from Iraq in late July or early August, according to Iraqi officials.

Deputy Foreign Minister Alireza Salari was quoted as telling the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, "Due to the sensitivity of the time and location of the detention of these individuals, security bodies are investigating the cause ... of their entry into Iran's territory, and this is a matter that will take time."

The United States does not have diplomatic ties with Iran and Switzerland represents its interests in the Islamic Republic.

Reuters
Last Mod: 07 Eylül 2009, 18:05
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