Iran says it holds Navy vet­eran in first such ar­rest of Trump era

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Iran confirmed Wed­nes­day it is hold­ing Navy vet­eran Michael R. White in prison, mak­ing him the first Amer­i­can known to be de­tained dur­ing the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The semi-official Tas­nim news agency, be­lieved to be close to the coun­try’s para­mil­i­tary Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard, re­ported the confirma­tion, cit­ing For­eign Min­istry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.

The New York Times has quoted White’s mother as say­ing she learned three weeks ago that her son is alive and be­ing held at an Ira­nian prison.

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