Hosseini said the ambassador spent five hours with the detained Iranians who all said they were innocent of any wrong doing and demanded to be released.
The Iranian government today urged Iraq to release the detainees.
The five Iranians were taken into custody by U.S. military forces in Iraq in January on suspicion the Iranians were helping Iraqi insurgents.
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