Monday, November 9, 2009

Iran Charges The Three American Hikers With Espionage

Is this shaping up to be a mini hostage crisis? It will certainly complicate negotiations Obama has been planning and attempting.

"Iran has charged three detained U.S. citizens with espionage, the official IRNA news agency quoted a prosecutor as saying on Monday, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there was no evidence to back the charges.

The three, Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, were held after crossing into Iran from northern Iraq at the end of July. Their families said they were hiking and had strayed across the border accidentally.

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