Sunday, September 19, 2010

IRGC: No US Troops Detained

IRGC denied a report that they had detained seven US soldiers and their two translators in Iranian Baluchistan.

Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency and pro-government news website Raja News had reported the US troops and their Iranian guides were arrested on Sunday by IRGC frontier guards near the border with Pakistan.

UPDATE: In Washington, Captain Ryan Donald, a Pentagon spokesman, said: "Reports by state-run Iranian media that seven U.S. soldiers were detained after crossing into Iran are false." [Reuters, 19 September].


Anonymous said...

It was also denied by the Pentagono. But i think there is some truth here.

Anonymous said...

no US "soldiers" were captured

but how about the US merceneries a la XE or Blackwater.. do they count ??