Friend says detained Iranian-American not a spy

A friend and former colleague of an Iranian-American held by Tehran as an alleged spy told Yahoo News that his friend is not a CIA agent or any sort of U.S. spy.


Iranian state television a videotaped “confession” of Amir Hekmati on Sunday.

But Chase Winter said Hekmati left the U.S. military years ago and was looking to go back to school to get a degree in business administration.

“He is definitely not CIA,” Winter told Yahoo News on Monday. “Last time I talked to him he was talking about how he wanted to get an MBA. He wanted to move on and do his own business.”

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