Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Sarbat Sehat 40 5

Markfed Sohna New

Verka Ice Cream

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

Tehran slams ‘hostage-taking’ of Iranian national by US

- Advertisement -

Tehran, Jan 21, 2021-
The Tehran government has slammed the “blatant hostage-taking of Iranian national” by the US government for allegedly acting as an unregistered “foreign agent”.

The remark was made by Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh to a media outlet on Wednesday when asked about the arrest of Iranian university professor Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi in the US, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Unfortunately, the US is addicted to this kind of actions and they take hostages under any pretext,” the spokesman said.

Iran’s government, he further noted, hopes the new US administration will move away from such an approach, that Khatibzadeh linked to former President Donald Trump.

Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, he went on to say, is a well-known university professor who has been arrested on “unrealistic charges”.

This is not the first time that Washington has relied on “baseless allegations” to “create trouble” for Iranian citizens in different countries and “take hostages”, he added.

Khatibzadeh voiced hope that the Iranian professor’s problem will be solved as soon as possible.

Afrasiabi, a US resident for more than three decades, was taken into custody by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on the accusation that he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the Washington Post said in a report on Tuesday. (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -Bibi Jagir Kaur Guru Gobind Singh Prakash Purab Banner

Stay Connected



Bipasha Basu goes cycling in black bikini

Mumbai, March 2, 2021- Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu says she loves cycling. The actress has posted a video that sees her cycling in Maldives. In...

Alia Bhatt announces production house

Mumbai, March 1, 2021- Actress Alia Bhatt has launched her production house Eternal Sunshine Productions. She has posted her company's logo on social media along...

Bigg Boss 14 - The Latest




Bill Gates

Target Net Zero by 2050 – By Asad Mirza

In his new book on climate change and its adverse impact in the future, Bill Gates urges everyone to remember two things: Net Zero...
Farmers Protest againt Farm Laws in Delhi

All India Kisan Agitation against 3 Farm Laws & the deadlock – by KS Chawla

Almost three months have passed since the 41 kisan unions of the country have launched agitation against the three farm laws passed by the...
amarinder jakhar

Congress captures Urban Bodies in Punjab leaving others far behind – by KS Chawla

The Congress Government led by Amarinder Singh has captured the Local Bodies in the elections to the eight Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils...


Health & Fitness


Meditation for happiness, peace goes up as one ages: Survey

New Delhi, March 1, 2021- What makes Indians meditate? According to a recent survey by meditation and mindfulness app, it is the pursuit of happiness, peace, and personal growth that keeps most Indians going in the meditatation sphere. Spanning 1,000 individuals between the age group of 18 to 60 years, across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Pune, the survey also cites...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!