April 25, 2018 / 8:14 PM / a year ago

UK says urgently seeking information from Tehran over reported arrest of British-Iranian

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said on Wednesday it was urgently seeking information from Iran following reports of the detention of a British-Iranian dual national.

The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London, had been detained by the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in mid-April.

“We are urgently seeking information from the Iranian authorities following reports of the arrest of a British-Iranian dual national,” an FCO spokesman said. He said he had no further details about the case at this time.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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