Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said checks revealed that Pouria Nour was not linked to any terrorist groups.
Pouria Nour came into the country on February 28 and left on March 9 onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
"We identified him through the biometric data taken from him when he first came into the country. He was on a 90-day social visit pass.
"He was migrating to Germany," the police chief said.
Khalid said the Iranian passenger's mother was expecting him in Frankfurt and knew he was travelling on a stolen passport. Pouria Nour was to have flown to Frankfurt on Saturday night, from Beijing.
When questioned further on how Malaysian police were sure that Pouria Nour was not a terrorist, Khalid said their counterparts all over had the cleared the youth.
11/03/14 Lee Shi-Ian/The Malaysian Insider