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Iran Reportedly Detains British Dual National

Tehran, the capital of Iran.

Tehran, the capital of Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.


Media in Iran are reporting that authorities have detained a dual Iranian-British citizen on suspicion of spying.

The state IRNA news agency reported on August 16 that the unidentified detainee had “been active in the economic field, related to Iran.”

The British government has not commented on the report.

Iranian authorities have detained at least six other dual nationals over the last year on accusations of espionage or other security violations.

Iran does not recognize dual citizenship, so none of the detainees is allowed consular access.

Source: rferl.org

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