WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Iran accuses 3 detained Americans of espionage

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A senior Iranian prosecutor says three Americans detained on the border with Iraq have been accused of espionage.

Tehran's chief prosecutor says the three "have been accused" and that investigations were continuing, according to the state news agency IRNA. He said an "opinion" on their case will come "in the not distant future."

It is not clear from his comments whether formal charges had been filed. In Iran's opaque judicial system, the process of charging and trial can often take place behind closed doors.

The three Americans were arrested July 31 after straying over the Iranian border from northern Iraq. The U.S. government and their families say there were on a hiking vacation and crossed accidentally.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 69556932 - wkyt.com/a?a=69556932
Gray Television, Inc.