Iran's ambassador to Iraq says he expects two Americans held in Iran on espionage charges will be released "very soon." Hassan Dannaie Fir says he doesn't know exactly when Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be let go.
The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage says the court will announce its verdict within a week. Masoud Shafiei spoke Sunday after the final court session in the trial of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal.
Relatives of the two American men held in Iran on espionage charges are upset that their trial did not resume Wednesday. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were not brought to court as scheduled and their attorney says Iranian officials gave no immediate explanation.
The Iranian lawyer for three Americans charged with espionage says judicial authorities have not resumed their trial as planned. Masoud Shafiei says that two jailed Americans - Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal - were not brought into court Wednesday.
Boxing champ Muhammad Ali is asking Iran to release two American hikers held since 2009 on spy charges. Ali, arguably the most prominent U.S. Muslim, on Wednesday released to The Associated Press a letter he wrote to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in February.
An Iranian court is holding a closed-door session to begin proceedings against three Americans detained 18 months ago and accused of spying. Authorities imposed a blanket ban for observers, including Swiss Ambassador Livia Leu Agosti who represents U.S. interests in Iran.