Arresting 7 American Soldiers in Iran
19-Sep-2010 (2 comments)

Iran has denied a report which said that Iranian border guards had arrested seven American soldiers, according to Iranian state TV quoted by Reuters.
Earlier reports quoting the Persian-language "Fars News Agency" said the soldiers had been held recently with two Iranians near the border with Pakistan, for allegedly trying to enter Iran illegally.
Another Iranian TV station has quoted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, denying that any such incident happened.

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acopier: I saw this news yesterday morning on their web site

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

But this afternoon, when I checked it was removed. I saw similar references on BBC persian.

well, "News" Islamist regime style!


I didn't find it

by acopier101 on

This piece of news keeps repeating itself, but I did not find it anywhere in the Fars News Agency archive that says: "Recently seven American troops were detained by Iranian guards in a south-eastern province of the country... Two Iranians accompanying the troops were also arrested."

There are at least three explanations:

1- The news piece is still there in Fars News Agency archive but I didn't find it

2- Fars News Agency has deleted the news piece

3- I forgot the third one

If anyone finds the original news piece from Fars News Agancy please post a link here.

Thank you,