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.
Two UC Berkeley graduates arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges that include espionage, state TV reported Saturday, a sharp blow to hopes their release was imminent.
Iran said it has summoned an American woman and UC Berkeley graduate to return to the country and stand trial on Feb. 6 along with two Cal grads who are still in custody.
An Iranian newspaper reports that a delegation from Oman will visit Iran to pursue the release of two American men imprisoned for more than a year.
UC Berkeley graduate Sarah Shourd released from Iran after more than 13 months in custody began her journey back to the United States on Saturday after asking her supporters to “extend your prayers” to her fiance and another American man who remain in Tehran accused of spying.