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Iran Confirms Visit To Detainees In Iraq

An allegedly Iranian-made roadside bomb seized in Baghdad (AFP) July 8, 2007 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali-Hosseini confirmed today that the Iranian ambassador to Iraq met with five Iranians currently under detention in Baghdad.

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.

(dpa, AFP)

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