National Post (Latest Edition)

TALKS HELD WITH IRAN OVER DETAINEES

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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday the united States had begun to communicat­e with Iran over the country’s detention of American citizens, calling the matter a “complete and utter outrage.”

Iran has arrested dozens of dual nationals, including several Americans, in recent years, mostly on espionage charges. rights activists accuse the country of trying to use the detentions to win concession­s from other countries, though Tehran dismisses the charge.

Sullivan told CBS News’ Face the Nation that it was a “significan­t priority” of President Joe biden’s administra­tion to get those Americans “safely back home.”

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