Trapped in Iran | Curio

Trapped in Iran

66 mins | Feb 9, 2020

The Economist’s Middle East correspondent recalls one frightful summer. In July 2019 Nicolas Pelham, The Economist’s Middle East correspondent, received a rare journalist’s visa to Iran. On the day he was due to fly home, he was detained. Writing in 1843 Magazine, he details his days trapped in Iran, under suspicion of being an Israeli spy.

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