The Gulf state of Oman dispatched a private plane to Iran Wednesday amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed for spying — in a possible replay of the diplomatic exchange that freed a third member of the group last year.
A bail offer for two Americans convicted of spying is still under review, Iran’s powerful judiciary said Wednesday in a potentially embarrassing rejection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s prediction that their release could be in a matter of days.
Iran’s president predicted Tuesday that two Americans arrested while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border and sentenced to eight years in jail on espionage-related charges could be freed “in a couple of days” after a court set bail of $500,000 each.
Minnesota U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken say they’re disappointed about the reported convictions of two U.S. hikers in Iran, and they’re asking the Iranian government to reconsider.
The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran say the news that the men have been sentenced to eight-year terms has hit them hard.
The announcement appeared to dash hopes for the imminent release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal after Iran’s foreign minister suggested earlier this month that the trial could clear the way for their freedom.
The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release after a final hearing in the case.
The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years say they’re counting on a court hearing Sunday to end their ordeal at last.
A trial is scheduled for July 31 for two American hikers imprisoned in Iran and one family member is cautiously optimistic about it, after previous trials were canceled.
The families of the two American hikers imprisoned in Iran are planning a rally in Minnesota next month, the home state for one of the men.
Iran expects to make a final decision in the case of three Americans charged with espionage by late August, Iran’s official news agency said Tuesday. Two of the three have been in Iranian custody since 2009.
Two American hikers held captive in Iran have called home for only the third time since their arrest nearly two years ago.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to visit the Minnesota mother of one of the two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years.
The mother of one of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said Monday she’ll be up before dawn on Wednesday waiting for any news as her son and his friend go on trial on allegations of spying for the U.S.
Two American men held in Iran for nearly 2 years will go on trial in the Tehran Revolutionary Court this week on charges of espionage.