US calls for release of all citizens, foreigners in Iran jails

World | 17 Jul 2017 12:45 pm

The U.S. State Department was not immediately able to provide details on the case involving Chinese-American dual national Wang Xiyue. It said its citizens' safety and security is a top priority. 

The U.S. does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Tehran and warns its citizens traveling there that they risk arrest or being barred from leaving Iran. 

"The Iranian regime continues to detain U.S. citizens and other foreigners on fabricated national-security related changes,'' it said in a statement to The Associated Press. "We call for the immediate release of all U.S. citizens unjustly detained in Iran so they can return to their families.''-AP

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