The U.S. military issued a statement Friday clarifying that there were no Iranians in an International Committee of the Red Cross team who had visited five detained Iranians in Iraq.
20 Eylül 2018 Perşembe 18:16
The U.S.military issued a statement Friday clarifying that there were no Iranians in anInternational Committee of the Red Cross team who had visited five detained Iraniansin Iraq.
On Wednesday, U.S.military spokesman said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said that an ICRC delegationhad visited the captive Iranians and that one of the group was Iranian.
Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a military spokesman, issued the clarifyingstatement Friday in an e-mail statement to The Associated Press.
"The ICRC committees that visited the five Iranians detained in Irbil on two occasionsdid not contain an Iranian national. One of the two committees contained anindividual who speaks Farsi and lived in Iran,but he is a British citizen by birth," Garver said.
U.S. Embassy spokesman Lou Fintor, meanwhile, said the United Stateswas still considering an Iranian government request to visit the five.