Not long after Iran released 10 U.S. sailors and days later freed four American citizens in a prisoner swap, there are reports that the Obama administration’s “deal partner” is at it again:
State Dept.: “Aware of reports that a U.S. citizen was detained in Iran." Due to privacy concerns, no further information at this time.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 24, 2016
State Dept aware of reports American detained in #Iran. This 5 weeks after nuke deal, 2 days before Iranian election pic.twitter.com/fBLDwKzDxW
— Kirit Radia (@KiritRadia) February 24, 2016
Via ABC News:
Iranian authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the last four months, friends and family said Wednesday, describing what would be the first such action against an American national in Iran since last month’s prisoner swap between the two countries.
Baquer Namazi, whose son Siamak has been held since October, was arrested on Monday, his wife wrote in a Facebook post. She said she was told he is now in Tehran’s Evin prison.
Is Kerry’s State Department readying another strongly worded hashtag?
@ABC Another American in Iran. Another fall guy to be used as a pawn.
— Nelson (@nelinel526) February 24, 2016
Here we go again, Thanks, Obama! https://t.co/wisBHQpShg
— Linda Stricklin (@rmom65) February 24, 2016
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