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Iran Denies Arresting Seven US Soldiers

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran rejects arrest of 7 US troops

Sun Sep 19, 2010

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) rejects rumors of seven US troops being detained on the border of southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

"Seven American troops were detained by Iranian guards in a southeastern province of the country … Two Iranians accompanying the troops were also arrested," Reuters reported earlier on Sunday.

IRGC has rejected the reports as unfounded and says no US troops have been arrested.

"No American troop has been arrested. We deny it," Ali Mohammad Azad, the governor of Sistan-Baluchestan Province, told the Arabic-language channel Al-Alam.

The Pentagon also denied arrest reports as false. "We have no missing soldiers. All accounted for," AFP quoted Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell as saying.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told AFP that "There are no US soldiers there — the question of arrest does not arise."

Reuters distributing false information?

We’re shocked.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 19th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Iran Denies Arresting Seven US Soldiers”

  1. Chase says:

    Perhaps the Sunday dailies were missing a headline and their editors were hoping some anti-American headline/scandal, even for a day, would earn a bonanza in one day sales from those whom they hold in contempt for their ignorance – their readership. After all, they will just keep buying the paper, oblivious to retractions (on page 28), apologies, or why there is no follow-up story tomorrow. Box scores, page 3 girls, winning lottery numbers, and the fantasy football tips are where it’s at!

    There has to be a good explanation.

    Even liberals, as was posted yesterday, are really just in pursuit of their daily dollar, which really trumps their supposed principles. They just don’t go about earning it honestly.

  2. artboyusa says:

    I’m wondering how come the acompanying picture shows British troops?

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