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  • Kerry: ‘Very, very hopeful’ Iran will release detained Americans

    July 17, 2015 | 10:51 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he raised the topic of detained Americans at every meeting he held with Iranians during the final weeks of nuclear negotiations and said he is hopeful Tehran would release them.

    The Obama administration has faced criticism for not...

  • Obama calls on Iran to immediately release detained Americans

    March 20, 2015 | 10:06 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran's government to immediately release three detained Americans - Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian - and to help find Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared in Iran eight years ago, the...

  • U.S. asks Iran’s Rohani to free Jewish American

    August 29, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The United States asked Iran’s new president to free a Jewish American who has been detained there for six years.

    In a statement issued Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Hassan Rohani “to work cooperatively with us” to free Robert Levinson, as well as dual...