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Blinken speaks to Iranian-American journalist after kidnap plot

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Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered support Monday to an Iranian-American journalist after prosecutors say Tehran plotted to kidnap her in New York, she said. A State Department official confirmed that Blinken spoke with Masih Alinejad, a journalist known for her criticism of the clerical state including its requirement that women veil themselves. Alinejad wrote on Twitter after the virtual meeting that Blinken told her the United States “will pursue the kidnapping case of a citizen on American soil.” Alinejad said she thanked Blinken for the call and urged him to t…

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