Trump warns of 'serious consequences' unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 21, 2017 5:42 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago in Iran, and demanded that Tehran release businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; and Jonathan Oatis)