February 4, 2016 / 4:27 PM / 2 years ago

Iran's Zarif says does not know about BBC journalist

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday he did not know about the case of a former BBC Persian journalist who was reported to have been arrested at his home in Tehran.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif makes a pledge makes a pledge during the second makes a pledge during the second 'Thematic Pledging Session' at the donors Conference for Syria in London, Britain February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/pool

Bahman Daroshafaei was detained on Wednesday, according to the opposition website Kaleme.com.

“I read about this journalist as I arrived in the UK, so I don’t know about him, what happened. You know we have independent judiciary, which insists on its independence,” Zarif said at an event in the British parliament.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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