Iraq seeks release of 5 Iranians from US custody

April 3, 2007 15:01

A senior Iraqi foreign ministry official said on Tuesday that the government was "intensively" seeking release of five Iranians detained by the US military more than two months ago in northern Iraq. The official also said that the Iraqi government had exerted pressure on those holding an Iranian diplomat, who was released Monday and returned to Teheran on Tuesday. The official would not say who had held the diplomat.

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