Iran rules out reports on detention conditions of US citizen in Mashad

Tehran, Jan 10, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Wednesday that reports released by the US media outlets about detention conditions of an American citizen in Mashad are untrue.

Confirming arrest of a US citizen named Michael White, he added that the American national was detained in Mashad some time ago of which US Interests Section in Tehran was informed on the first days of detention.

Qasemi also reiterated that some US media outlets are hyping the issue and spreading lies over conditions of the arrested US citizen but such reports are unfounded and are categorically denied.

Dossier of the person is being investigated by the competent authorities and it will be publically known as the process ends, he said.

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