TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s state owned Arabic-language al-Alam TV station confirmed that three U.S. citizens were arrested after crossing the border from Iraq.
The report cited a "well-informed source" in the Interior Ministry that the three Americans were detained Friday after crossing into Iran’s Kurdistan province.
The report said the Americans were arrested after they refused to heed warnings from border guards.
Iraq’s Kurdish regional government’s envoy to Washington, Qubad Talabani, told The Associated Press the three were tourists and mistakenly crossed into Iranian territory at the border town of Ahmed Awaa.
Iran has confirmed it detained three Americans who were in the area of the Iranian border while on a hiking trip, Kurdish officials said Saturday. The U.S. State Department has said it was looking into the situation.
The Kurdish regional government’s envoy to Washington, Qubad Talabani, told The Associated Press the three were tourists and are in Iranian custody. He said the Americans mistakenly crossed into Iranian territory Friday at the border town of Ahmed Awaa.
"The Iranians said they have arrested them because they entered their land without legal permission," he said…
He was begging for this to happen when he decided to cozy up to this guy: