Iran General NewsIran confirms arrest of three US hikers: Jones

Iran confirms arrest of three US hikers: Jones

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ImageAFP: Iran has officially confirmed that it has arrested three Americans who hiked into its territory from Iraq, White House national security adviser Jim Jones said Sunday.

ImageWASHINGTON (AFP) — Iran has officially confirmed that it has arrested three Americans who hiked into its territory from Iraq, White House national security adviser Jim Jones said Sunday.

"The government has officially acknowledged they have them in their custody. That is of this morning that we have that confirmation," retired general Jim Jones, the national security adviser, said on NBC television.

The three — Shane Bauer, Sara Shourd and Joshua Fattal — were widely reported to have been arrested by Iranian authorities on July 31 after setting out from Iraq's northern Kurdish region.

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