Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, told reporters at a press conference in Madrid that Mr. Amiri was found after having been kidnapped during the Hajj and taken to the U.S. against his will.
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"We will examine his circumstances. It's obvious it was a kidnapping," Mr. Mottaki told reporters through a translator during a visit to Lisbon, Portugal. "We reserve our right to pursue this case as we see fit."
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