Iran and Cyprus deny reports of Ali Akbar Salehi's arrest
guardian / Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Helena Smith

Conflicting reports have emerged over the brief detention of the Iranian foreign minister, by an anti-terror unit at Larnaca International Airport on his official visit to Cyprus.

Both Iranian and Cyprus governments denied media reports that Salehi was arrested temporarily because his name was listed on an outdated EU travel ban targeting Iranian officials including those involved in the country's controversial nuclear programme.

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