Obama on US Journalist Held in Iran: No Espionage
At the end of his closing speech at the Fifth Summit of the Americas today, President Obama spoke of US journalist Roxana Saberi, who was just sentenced to 8 years in prison in Iran, saying he was confident she was not involved in spying.
"Obviously I'm gravely concerned with her safety and well being," Obama told a news conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where he was attending the Fifth Summit of the Americas.
"We are working to make sure that she is properly treated and to get information about the disposition of her case. She is an American citizen and I have complete confidence that she was not engaging in any sort espionage," he added. "She is an Iranian-American who was interested in the country which her family came from and it is appropriate for her to be treated as such and be released."
Recommended reading also, from the NY Times, Jailed American gets Support from Obama and Iran's President.
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