Teheran says it holds US Navy veteran
Iran confirmed it is holding US Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first US citizen known to be detained under President Donald Trump’s administration. White’s detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the United States which, under Trump, has pulled out of its nuclear deal and hit the country hard with new sanctions. The circumstances of White’s detention remain unclear. The semiofficial Tasnim news agency confirmed the detention on Wednesday, citing Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.