UAE says 7 Emiratis, 2 Egyptians detained by Iran were freed

UAE says 7 Emiratis, 2 Egyptians detained by Iran were freed
UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 22, 2015. (Reuters)
Updated 13 March 2019

UAE says 7 Emiratis, 2 Egyptians detained by Iran were freed

UAE says 7 Emiratis, 2 Egyptians detained by Iran were freed
  • The Emirati Foreign Ministry said the nine were detained while on a fishing trip
  • It said those detained were released into the care of the UAE Coast Guard

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates says seven Emiratis and two Egyptians held by Iran since January after being detained in the Gulf have been freed.
The Emirati Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday the nine were detained while on a fishing trip.
It said those detained were released into the care of the UAE Coast Guard.
Iranian media quoted Emirati media on the release, without elaborating on the case.