News On Iran & Its NeighboursIraqU.S. military frees 9 Iranian prisoners in Iraq

U.S. military frees 9 Iranian prisoners in Iraq

-

Reuters: Nine Iranians held by the U.S. military in Iraq were released on Friday because they no longer posed a security threat, the military said in a statement. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nine Iranians held by the U.S. military in Iraq were released on Friday because they no longer posed a security threat, the military said in a statement.

The Iranians released included two who were among five captured in northern Arbil in January on suspicion of assisting Shi’ite militias in Iraq. U.S. officials accuse them of being members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Qods Force.

There was no immediate reaction from the Iranian embassy in Baghdad but Tehran has maintained that the five captured in Arbil are diplomats.

Their detention contributed to a sharp rise in tensions between Iran and Iraq, as well as between bitter rivals Tehran and Washington.

The nine released on Friday were among 20 Iranians being held by U.S. forces in Iraq.

“All nine individuals were determined to no longer pose a security risk and to be of no continued intelligence value,” the statement said.

(Reporting by Paul Tait; Editing by Dean Yates)

Latest news

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Must read

Iran appoints new envoy to Congo

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 25 – Iran has...

Iran to resume nuclear enrichment “immediately”

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 04 – Iran announced...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you