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Iran Charges U.S. Journalist of Espionage

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8 Apr 09 | AJE

Iranian prosecutors have charged an Iranian-American journalist with spying, a move likely to further strain Tehran’s relationship with Washington.

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said on Wednesday that the US was “deeply concerned” about the news and called for Roxana Saberi’s immediate release.

“We are deeply concerned by the news that we’re hearing,” Clinton said. “We wish for her speedy release and return to her family.”

Saberi has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since she was detained in January.

Clinton said that the US, which is embroiled in a long-running dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear programme, had asked Swiss diplomats in Tehran for the “most accurate, up-to-date information” on Saberi. >>>


Written by Editors

8 April 2009 at 3:53 pm

Posted in International, Iran, US

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