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Iran Hard-Liners Release Video Showing Detained Iranian-American Businessman

Source: RFE/RL

Iranian hard-line media have released a video showing detained Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi. Iran's judiciary news agency posted a minute-long video on October 17 showing a montage of clips including Namazi in a conference room, his arms raised at his sides, and his U.S. passport.

Namazi was prominently featured on front page of hardline Iranian dailies on Sunday

Namazi featured on front page of Sobhe No daily

Namazi featured on front page of Quds daily

Read related articles (in Persian) by Sobhe No and Quds

The video also shows an Iranian drone flying over a U.S. aircraft carrier and U.S. sailors on their knees being detained in January.

Family members say Namazi was detained in October 2015, while his father, Baquer Namazi, a retired UNICEF official, was detained in February 2016.

The United States has called for the release of the two men.

In the past months, several dual nationals, including Iranian-Americans, have been detained in Iran in what appears to be a crackdown on warming ties with the West following last year's nuclear agreement with world powers.

With reporting by AP

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