Iran: State TV correspondent arrested in Rome

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 4, 2010 21:48

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

TEHERAN, Iran — An Iranian state TV official has confirmed that one of its correspondents is among those arrested in Italy in a suspected arms trafficking case.

Iranian TV foreign news director Hasan Abedini said in a broadcast Thursday that the state TV's Rome correspondent, Hamid Masouminejad, was arrested in the case.

Italian police said Wednesday that two Italians and five Iranians, including the reporter, were detained in the case, and two additional warrants had been issued for Iranians.

They displayed weapons they said were to be sent to Iran through third countries to avoid an international embargo. Abedini said the arrests were meant to serve Iran's enemies, like Israel. He said the state TV would hire a lawyer to defend the Masouminejad, who's 51.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Brexit minister to meet with EU negotiator in attempt to speed process

By REUTERS