U.S. Won’t Release 5 Iranians Held in Iraq

A nice update from the fellas at ‘The Muslim Question‘. Thanks guys!

U.S. Won’t Release 5 Iranians Held in Iraq « tmq2

 

In a move likely to irritate Tehran [like we give a shit], the government has decided not to release five Iranians captured in Iraq, a newspaper reported on Friday.

The Washington Post said that after intense internal debate, the Bush administration had decided to keep the Iranians in custody and make them go through a periodic six-month review process used for the other 250 foreign detainees held in Iraq.

The next review is not expected until July, the newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying.

Washington says the five, seized in a January 11 raid by U.S. forces in the Kurdish city of Arbil, are linked with Iranian Revolutionary Guard networks involved in providing explosive devices used to attack U.S. troops in Iraq. Iran says they are diplomats and has demanded their release.

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1 Comment

  1. I wonder if we’re going to give them new knock-off suits, pink shopping bags full of cheap goodies, and a photo op?


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