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UN secretary general asks Iran to release detained National correspondent

UNITED NATIONS // UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has appealed to Iran to release The National foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi and her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. Mr Ban told Foreign Policy magazine in an interview on Friday that he brought up the case with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in a closed-door meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. Ms Salehi and her husband were arrested in Tehran on June 22 and are being held, say Iranian authorities, because of “security issues”. – The National staff

UNITED NATIONS // UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has appealed to Iran to release The National foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi and her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. Mr Ban told Foreign Policy magazine in an interview on Friday that he brought up the case with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in a closed-door meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. Ms Salehi and her husband were arrested in Tehran on June 22 and are being held, say Iranian authorities, because of “security issues”. – The National staff

Published: September 20, 2014 04:00 AM

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