This January, the terror-exporting Shiite supremacist regime in Tehran confirmed that it had arrested and detained as a hostage a U.S. Navy veteran named Michael White. The Iranian regime effectuated the detention last July. CNN reported in January:
US Navy veteran Michael White is in Iranian custody, the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, confirming claims made by White’s mother a day earlier.
“Michael White was arrested in the city of Mashhad a while ago, and within a few days after his arrest the US government was informed of the arrest through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran,” ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said. …
Speaking to CNN on Tuesday, [White’s] mother, Joanne White, declined to discuss why her son was being held. She said she filed a missing person report after he failed to return to work in California in late July.
She is worried about her 46-year-old son’s health because he has had cancer and suffers from asthma, she said.