US troops detained by Iran

Seven U.S troops are said to have been detained by Iran according to Reuters. No immediate information is available from the White House.

Recently the Iranian president requested the U.S government to release Iranian prisoners held by U.S especially the nuclear scientist who have fled to the U.S.

This can be seen as pressure exerted by the religious fanatic government in Iran to incite a war in the middle east and to derail the middle east peace process.

Iranian border guards detained seven U.S. troops as they tried to illegally enter the Islamic state, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, without giving a source.

Iran on Tuesday freed one of three Americans held for over a year ago for alleged spying. Sara Shourd was detained near Iran’s border with Iraq in late July 2009 along with two male companions, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. Their families say the three were on a mountain hike in northern Iraq at the time.


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