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Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi says Tehran is positive that the three US citizens arrested last July near the Iraq border are spies.
Sarah Emily Shourd, 31, Shane Michael Bauer and Joshua Felix Fattal, both 27, were arrested on Iranian soil after crossing the border from northern Iraq in July 2009.
"It is clear that the three Americans are spies," Moslehi told reporters on Sunday adding that "there have been no talks on a swap."
Originally posted by prionace glauca
They believe they are spies just like
they believe boobs cause
As we hiked into the Zagros Mountains, which rise to nearly 12,000 feet along the border between Iraq and Iran, the driver grew nervous. "We're going to have lunch in Tehran," he said with a tense laugh. He had reason for his gallows humor:
Six months earlier, three Americans—Shane Bauer, 27; his girlfriend, Sarah Shourd, 31; and Josh Fattal, 27, Bauer's former housemate from the University of California at Berkeley—had walked along this same trail, with disastrous results.
The hikers had—accidentally, it seems—strayed across the unmarked border into Iran, been seized by border guards, accused of being U.S. spies, and transported to the notorious Evin Prison, in Tehran, where they remained as this story went to press, in March.
Originally posted by jerico65
Of course they were spies.
Do you honestly think that Iran would say, "Opps, sorry. My bad."
Iranian state television said Wednesday that three Belgians who were detained for two months on charges of entering a restricted area have been released.
The TV report said that the three, who Iran had claimed had been gathering intelligence, were turned over on Tuesday to the Belgian ambassador in Tehran.
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