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The Iranian government is demanding the "immediate and unconditional" release of a correspondent for its state-controlled press organ who was detained over the weekend by U.S. authorities.

Marzieh - Hashemi - Correspondent - Iran - Press

Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born correspondent for Iran's state-controlled Press TV, was reportedly detained by federal authorities on Sunday upon landing St. Louis, Missouri.

The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and State Department all declined to comment Wednesday when contacted by the Washington Free Beacon for further information.

Circumstances - Hashemi - Detainment - Tensions - Trump

The mysterious circumstances concerning Hashemi's alleged detainment is roiling tensions between the Trump administration and hardline regime in Tehran, which has detained several American citizens in recent months on purported espionage charges.

Iran's Foreign Ministry lashed out at the United States over Hashemi's disappearance, calling for her "immediate and unconditional" release.

Move - US - Government - Mrs - Marzieh

"We strongly condemn the illegal move of the U.S. government to arrest and inhumanely treat Mrs. Marzieh Hashemi (also known as Melanie Franklin)," the Iranian government said in a statement.

Iranian officials are claiming that U.S. authorities treating the reporter "inhumanely and condescendingly with no reason amounts to typical behavior of an...
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