Young Hikers Reportedly Detained in Iran

August 1, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Three young American tourists backpacking on the border areas between Kurdistan and Iran are said to be in Iranian custody after they may have wandered across the Iran border. According to Qubad Talabani, the Kurdish Regional Government’s envoy to Washington, the three Americans had camped out in the lush mountainous terrain on the eastern border of the autonomous Kurdish territories on Thursday night and were detained after accidentally crossing into Iran on Friday.  The tense Kurdish-Iranian border is closely monitored by Iranian security forces.  official say the three contacted a colleague Friday and said “they had mistakenly entered Iranian territory and troops surrounded them.”  It seems likely with Iran’s hostility toward America that they will likely try to milk this situation for all it’s worth.  More to come …


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