She said she had not been contacted by the US State Department and was unaware he was in prison until being contacted by CNN.
White's mother, Joanne White, confirmed to CBS News that her son never made his scheduled return flight at the end of July, at which point the family reported him missing.
She is anxious about her 46-year-old son's health because he has had cancer and suffers from asthma, she said.
A State Department spokesperson said that they are "aware" of the New York Times report. "I just want to see him home safe and sound", Joanne White said by phone.
Iran Claims to be Holding US Navy Veteran She said that her son had previously traveled to Iran to meet his girlfriend but that there was no problems, unlike the last time. Christine Levinson's husband, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Bob Levinson, has been missing in Iran since 2007.
She said she requested that Switzerland, which represents U.S. interests in Iran in the absence of diplomatic relations, pay a consular visit to her son.
The spokesperson said no further information could be provided for privacy reasons. "I know he was visiting his girlfriend".
Tensions between Iran and the USA have increased after the U.S. withdrew from a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic in May and reinstated sanctions against it.
"We are aware of reports of the detention of a USA citizen in Iran", a State Department spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon on background.
Michael White's wife, Lupe White, said she last saw her husband July 9 and he texted her a day later saying he was on a business trip for two weeks. The State Department advises Americans not to travel to Iran "due to the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention". We have no higher priority than the safety and security of USA citizens overseas.
Iran is also holding at least three other prisoners: Siamak and Baquer Namazi, an Iranian-American father and son who were convicted in a closed-door trial after being arrested in February 2016, and Xiyue Wang, a grad student at Princeton who was arrested in August 2016.
In January 2016, Iran released four Americans as part of a prisoners swap, including Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, and Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan.
The last time Iran released USA citizens from its prisons was when the nuclear agreement took effect in January 2016.
AfD took 10 per cent of the vote in Bremen in the 2017 national election, below its nationwide result of 12.6 per cent. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote to Magnitz to express his "consternation" over the attack.
If the introduction of the new CLA at a technology show instead of a traditional auto show comes as a surprise, it shouldn't. After countless spy photos and a myriad of teasers, the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA has officially been revealed to the world.
In one day alone, Purdy said volunteers collectively hauled out about 4,000 pounds of trash. "The national parks are a treasure". If Shenandoah National Park takes part in the plan, the trust says it will still cover the cleaning cost of port-a-potties.
Tuesday's arrest came as Jazmine's funeral was held - her family opted for an open coffin before the ceremony at a Houston church. He gave officers permission to search for it and they found a 9mm pistol consistent with shell casings recovered from the scene.
Palladium, meanwhile, slipped 0.6 percent to $1,292.90 an ounce after touching a record high of $1,313.24 earlier in the session. The dollar outperformed other currencies in 2018 due to the Fed being the only major central bank to hike rates.
Kalki Koechlin, who is also a key part of the film, is one strong actor and she never fails to impress us with her acting prowess. Both of them are special to me. "I was born to do Gully Boy and I knew only I can pull off this character", he said.
One of the bills in the package is called the Rubio-Manchin Combating BDS Act of 2018, meant to limit the BDS movement in the US. Among the Democratic senators who have endorsed Van Hollen's strategy include his fellow Maryland Sen.
Although the Queen is yet to make special permission for Harry and Meghan's first child to be a HRH. "It feels like arrogance". Megan Markle is gearing up for the arrival of her first child with Prince Harry.
Recent reports have claimed negotiators on both sides are making progress as mid-level talks continue in Beijing . The negotiations were extended from the two days initially scheduled, according to the Chinese.
Police have requested DNA samples from men working at a home where a patient in a vegetative state was raped and later had a baby. The private care facility serves babies, children and young adults who are "medically fragile".
The AFP said assistance from Australia Post had been "crucial to the outcome of the investigation". Police suspect the substance in the packages was sourced from the man's home.
US Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad
He didn't meet with any Iraqi officials, which angered both Iraqi politicians and militia leaders who have worked with the U.S. For Trump and his minions to achieve more, they must provide some clarity of objective , especially consistency at the outset.
IBM unveils the World's first commercial Quantum Computer
IBM said the Q System One makes it possible to reset qubits in a matter of hours, instead of the days or weeks it normally takes. IBM has, therefore, consolidated all the components of the Q System One into a glass-enclosed, air-tight environment.
Aaron Ramsey agrees to join Serie A giants
The Italian champions Juve are nine points clear at the top of Serie A as they chase an eighth successive title. They are once again in the last 16 of this year's competition, where they are facing Atlético Madrid.
Clark County close to active flu season
State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season. It also misstated the percentage of children that make up B.C.'s population.
Donald Trump's special Afghan Envoy to visit India
The US still keeps around 14,000 troops there as part of a NATO-led mission aiding Afghan security forces and hunting militants. The United States sent troops to Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington .
Gase Pains: Jets Fans Appear Livid Over Hiring of Gase
The 40-year-old led the Dolphins to a 7-9 record last season and has a 23-25 overall record as head coach with the team. Multiple sources say the Jets wanted to make sure they hired the right coach to help develop Sam Darnold .