Does the US officially acknowledge that Iran diverted a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan in 2010?

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Iran and Kyrgyzstan have claimed that a flight from Abu Dhabi to Bishkek was forced to land in Iran in 2010, leading to the arrest of Abdolmalek Rigi, who was later executed.

Interestingly, US intelligence sources claim however that Rigi was not captured on that flight but that he was handed over to Iran by Pakistan (with US/Obama approval). It's unclear to me though whether the US even acknowledges that that flight was diverted and forced to land in Iran. Are there any US statements on the matter of the flight?

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