American woman said held in Iran is in Turkey: US

U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said U.S. diplomats had contacted the woman in Turkey by telephone.

American woman said held in Iran is in Turkey: US

A U.S. citizen reported by Iranian news organizations to have been detained in Iran is safe and in Turkey, the U.S. State Department said on Monday but declined to name her or to say if she was ever in Iran.

The woman, identified as Hall Talayan by Iran's semi-official Fars news agency, has been the subject of conflicting reports over the last several days, including that she had been arrested on suspicion of spying.

U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said U.S. diplomats had contacted the woman in Turkey by telephone.

"She is safe and did not request further assistance from us," he told reporters. "As far as we're concerned, this case is closed."

Crowley said he did not have permission from the woman to disclose her name or comment further about her circumstances.


Reuters

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