obama's disappointment: jailed USA reporter

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  1. Yurt
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    US 'deeply disappointed' as Iran convicts reporter

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran convicted an American journalist of spying for the United States and sentenced her to eight years in prison, her lawyer said Saturday, complicating the Obama administration's efforts to break a 30-year-old diplomatic deadlock with Tehran.

    The White House said President Barack Obama was "deeply disappointed" by the conviction, while the journalist's father told a radio station his daughter was tricked into making incriminating statements by officials who told her they would free her if she did.

    US 'deeply disappointed' as Iran convicts reporter

    how disappointing....
     
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    That is sad. She was there documenting and trying to help in womens rights also.
     
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    Obama has gone out of his way to schmooze with the Iranian mullahs of "Axis of Evil" infamy. In his speeches, he has flattered and fawned over Tehran. He has followed the Europeans in throwing a huge carrot to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: It's okay to go on enriching uranium while we talk. (George W. Bush always insisted on stopping enrichment as the price of bilateral talks.)

    The result was predictable. Earlier this week, a journalist with dual American-Iranian citizenship was put on trial for espionage. This is what totalitarians love to do when facing a suddenly seductive enemy. They respond with deliberate provocation to signal "no deal" or "we want a much higher price."

    Why should Iran roll over just because the U.S. seeks to flatter and cajole? The jihadis in Tehran don't want a nuclear bomb or use surrogates like Hamas and Hezbollah because they dislike the United States. They want hegemony over the Greater Middle East, and guess who stands in their way? Uncle Sam and Israel.

    Obama's Popularity Doesn't Mean Much Abroad - WSJ.com
     
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    Journalist jailed in Iran freed

    Journalist jailed in Iran freed

    An Iranian-American journalist jailed in Tehran on charges of spying for the U.S. was freed on Monday after her eight-year sentence was suspended, according to media reports quoting her defence lawyer.

    Lawyer Abdolsamad Khorramshahi said Roxana Saberi had left Tehran's Evin prison and was reunited with her father, Reza Saberi, the reports say.
     
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