U.S. detains Iranian officer in Iraq

An Iranian officer in Iraq was arrested Thursday in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

U.S. detains Iranian officer in Iraq
An Iranian officer in Iraq was arrested Thursday in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

The arrest could add to tensions between Washington and Tehran already strained by the detention of each other's citizens as well as U.S. accusations of Iranian involvement in Iraq's violence and Iran's disputed nuclear program.

The military claimed the suspect was a member of the Quds force — an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards — and was seized from a hotel in the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah.

Two other Iranians were detained in the raid but later released, a Kurdish official said.

AP
Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2007, 18:00
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