Iran ambassador to Iraq denies report of 'hikers' release

August 7, 2011 16:09

Iran's ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar denied a report from last week, in which he claims he was misquoted by the Associated Press regarding the near release of two US citizens being held in the Islamic Republic.

After the AP reporter insisted on discussing the time frame for the release of the two men, who have become known as the "American hikers," "I emphasized that [the] investigation into their case has not been completed," the ambassador clarified, PressTV reported.

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