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American reported missing in Iran

The State Department said Monday it is seeking information from Iran about a private American citizen reported missing while on a business trip to the Islamic republic several weeks ago. Both articles choose to quote The State Departments spokesperson, Sean McCormack, early in their articles.

CNN:
"We don't see any linkage whatsoever between this case and any other ongoing cases that may have been in the news recently," McCormack said,

AP:
``It's an American private citizen who is in Iran on private business about whom we are pursuing welfare and whereabouts (information),'' McCormack told reporters. ``We have been monitoring this situation for a couple of weeks now.''

Both articles are briefs that are written in inverted pyramid style. The CNN article was filed at 1:02 pm on April 2nd and the AP article was filed six hours later. The information is relatively uniform in both articles and they both encompass the same core journalistic values; novelty, timeliness, and conflict. Also, both articles do not completely resolve the circumstances they report on because the story has not been completed.

CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/02/iran.missing/index.html
AP:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6527409,00.html