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US arrest of Iran nationals propaganda campaign: Diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:46AM

Tehran has slammed the apprehension of Iranian nationals in the US as part of a propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.

“All the hype and traps against Iranian citizens abroad are merely propaganda and media speculation and no offense has been committed by Iranian citizens,” Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi told reporters on Friday.

He pointed to the recent arrest of Iranian citizen Mozaffar Khazaei in the US under the pretext of circumventing the sanctions against Tehran and noted, “There have been similar cases in other countries before, and the Iranian citizens have returned to the country after acquittal.”

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