American Reportedly Detained in Iran
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
Associated Press Writer
August 13, 2004, 9:45 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran -- Security forces have detained an American man for illegally entering Iran from Pakistan, state television reported Friday.
An Iranian police officer confirmed to The Associated Press the Tuesday arrest of the unidentified American, saying his motives for crossing the border had not been determined.
The American was being interrogated, the officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Iran has tightened security on its eastern border with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent infiltration by supporters of the al-Qaida terror group and the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
State television said the man was Jewish but did not identify him further. It said he was arrested in Sistan-Baluchestan, a southeastern province that borders Pakistan.http://www.newsday.c...world-headlines