Jailed spy not Chi­nese

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BEI­JING: An Amer­i­can re­searcher sen­tenced to 10 years in prison for spy­ing in Iran is not a Chi­nese na­tional, a Chi­nese For­eign Min­istry spokesper­son said.

The me­dia had re­ported Wang Xiyue, 37, a his­tory re­searcher who was im­pris­oned by Iran af­ter be­ing found guilty of be­ing “an in­fil­trat­ing Amer­i­can agent”, holds dual Chi­nese and Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship.

Lu Kang de­nied the claim, say­ing China does not recog­nise dual na­tion­al­ity.

“As he has Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship, I can tell you that he is def­i­nitely not a Chi­nese na­tional,” Lu said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.