U.S. SILENT ON DETAINED IRANIANS

WASHINGTON – As the Western media focus on the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a US military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on January 11 remains a mystery.

Even though high-level Iraqi officials have publicly called for their release, for all practical purposes, the Iranians have disappeared into the US-sanctioned “coalition detention” system that has been criticized as arbitrary and even illegal by many experts on International law. read more

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