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US citizen barred from leaving Iran needs life-saving surgery abroad, family says

The son of an American citizen held in Iran urged Tehran to lift a travel ban on his ailing 84-year-old father.
An undated image of Baquer Namazi.

Baquer Namazi, a US citizen barred from leaving Iran, requires immediate surgery abroad to prevent a fatal stroke, his son told reporters Monday.

“In the past several weeks, my family’s worst fears have come to a head,” Babak Namazi said in a virtual press briefing on Monday.

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