June 11, 2019 / 10:42 AM / 8 days ago

Detained Lebanese businessman leaves Iran for Beirut: official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka left Iran, where he was detained since 2015, and flew to Beirut with Lebanon’s security chief on Tuesday, a Lebanese official told Reuters.

Lebanon’s head of general security Abbas Ibrahim told Reuters on Monday that the detainee, who has U.S. residency, would be freed by Iran and that the two would return to Lebanon.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Catherine Evans

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