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RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHECKS INFORMATION ON DETENTION OF TWO RUSSIAN CITIZENS IN IRAQ

RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Foreign Ministry is checking the information on detention of two Russian citizens in Iraq.

"Russia' Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no information testifying to credibility of this information. It is now being checked, specifically along the lines of Russia's Embassy in Baghdad," the commentary of the information and press department of Russia's Foreign Ministry on the report about detention of two Russia's inhabitants in Iraq reads.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that "corresponding inquiries have been sent to the heads of the Iraqi law-enforcement bodies, as well as via the US Embassy in Baghdad - to the Command of the Multinational Force at whose military bases detainees from among foreign citizens are kept, as a rule."

"It should be noted at the same time that the reports about Russian citizens allegedly staying in the Iraqi prisons, inspired by Bahtiyar Amin's statements, earlier already appeared in the news by the Russian news agencies. But this information was not confirmed later," the commentary notes.



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