LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
Dec 4, 1:01 PM EST

Iran memo demands US account for death of Iranian-American


Interactives
Iran's power structure
Iran's recent political history
Depth of Field: Covering the Iran elections
Protesters in Iran challenge police
Iran elections
Iran's protests: Then and now
Latest Iran News
Strong 6-magnitude quake rocks western Iran

Iran says it will look into releasing British national

Iran says 'good relations' possible if Saudis change

Report: Avalanche in Iran kills 8 climbers

Iran news agency: Gunmen kill guard near border with Turkey

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Latest Iran Photos

Latest News
Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine center

Russian FM: North Korea talks chances are low

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

Putin to visit Egypt next week

Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

Putin's power: From mean streets to Kremlin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran has sent Washington a memo to protest the death of an unarmed Iranian-American who was shot by U.S. Park Police after a short chase in Virginia.

A Monday report by the official IRNA news agency says Iran's Foreign Ministry delivered the memo to the Swiss envoy in Tehran, who looks after U.S. interests in Iran.

The 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar died last Monday, 10 days after the shooting that the FBI is investigating.

Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the memo demanded that Washington officials elaborate on the "regretful and illegal" incident, pursue prosecution of suspects and compensate the victim's family for their loss.

Tehran and Washington have had no diplomatic ties after†Iranian militant students stormed the U.S. Embassy following the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.