Iranian-American businessman arrested in Iran: WSJ

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 29, 2015 9:02 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he was visiting relatives in Tehran from his home base in Dubai, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The newspaper, citing people briefed on the situation, said Siamak Namazi, head of strategic planning at Crescent Petroleum Co, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard's intelligence arm, which reports to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Eric Beech)