Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago got married Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area.
Although the U.S. and Iran are at odds politically, a partnership between animal care groups helped to save a cat found seriously injured in the Iranian capital of Tehran by sending it to San Francisco for treatment.
According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of gas in the state hit $4.20 this week.
Two University of California, Berkeley grads who were accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring.
Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were “eager to go home” just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying.
Two UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody.
Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday they continue to hope that the Iranian regime will release the two men as a humanitarian gesture.
An official with Oman’s foreign ministry said the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two UC Berkeley grads jailed for spying.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.