Pentagon denies US troops arrested by Iran

The Pentagon denied an Iranian report that seven US soldiers had been arrested.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 21:44 PM IST

Washington: The Pentagon denied an Iranian
report on Sunday that seven US soldiers had been arrested by
Iranian authorities near the border with Pakistan, saying no
US troops were missing.

"We have no missing soldiers. All accounted for,"
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said in an email
rejecting the report on an Iranian website as "false."

Iranian state television also said Iranian officials had
denied the report of the arrests, which was carried by
Javanonline.ir, a website close to the elite Revolutionary
Guards.

The website, which later retracted the report, said the
seven US soldiers and two Iranians were identified and
arrested by border guards as they attempted to enter Iranian
territory.

PTI