Water sports may expose you to a…

London:  Love to play wat…

Celebs take digital route to sta…

New Delhi: Film celebriti…

Face recognition to enhance Aadh…

New Delhi:The Unique Iden…

Chief Justice meets all judges i…

New Delhi: All the judges…

India, Israel to enhance agricul…

New Delhi: India and Isra…

UN vote set aside, stage set for…

  New Delhi: With Israel…

Two arrested for dumping potatoe…

  Lucknow: Two Samajwadi…

No anti-incumbency in Karnataka,…

  New Delhi: After meeti…

Pawan Hans chopper missing off M…

  Mumbai: A Pawan Hans h…

'Re-open case against Amit Shah …

  Panaji: The criminal c…

«
»
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

Trump warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ over detained Americans

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned Iran of “new and serious consequences” if it does not release imprisoned American citizens, a White House statement said.

The statement on Friday said Trump is willing to take new measures “unless all unjustly imprisoned American citizens are released and returned”, reports Voice of America news.

The President’s remarks come after a Chinese American, Xiyue Wang, was sentenced in Iran this week to 10 years in prison over espionage charges.

“The US condemns hostage takers and nations that continue to take hostages and detain our citizens without just cause or due process,” the statement said.

The statement urged the release of Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago in Iran; and US businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer.

“Iran is responsible for the care and well being of every US citizen in its custody,” the Voice of America quoted the statement as saying.

On Tuesday, the Trump administration put new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Trump has called the agreement “the worst deal ever negotiated”.

IANS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*