Iran denies detention of five British hostages
TEHRAN, April 27 (KUNA) -- Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Sunday denied that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had detained five British hostages kidnapped in Iraq nearly a year ago. Hosseini told reporters in response to a report published by the British "Sunday Times" newspaper in this regard that this newspaper is one of the newspapers that advocate the pro-Zionist entity and usually broadcasts such false news. He added that the newspaper did not refer to any reliable source, adding that some western countries are behind the abduction of people and holding them in illegal detention centers; therefore Iran can not be accused of committing such acts. The "Sunday Times" newspaper had said in a report published recently that the abducters of British hostages in Iraq last November handed them over to Iranian Revolutionary Guard and are currently being detained in the western Hamedan province of Iran.