Freed British hostage Peter Moore 'held in Iran'

Five Britons kidnapped in Iraq -including Peter Moore who was freed on Wednesday after two-and-a-half years - were held in Iran, it has been claimed.

Mr Moore and his four bodyguards were taken to a camp in Iran within a day of being seized, says the Guardian paper.

Three of the bodyguards were killed; the fourth is also thought to be dead.

However one Iraqi MP whom the Guardian said had been a key negotiator in the crisis has strongly denied Iran had any involvement in the hostage-taking.

The UK Foreign Office said it had seen the "speculation" about Iran's role in the kidnappings.

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