Will Iran release the three US suspected spies held?

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    The three who were arrested while hiking in July on the border with Iraq "are innocent young people, who should be released by the Iranian government. Their release should be expedited," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

    Tehran's chief prosecutor Abbas Jaffari Doulatabadi said earlier Monday that investigations were continuing against the three, Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, the official IRNA news agency reported.

    A statement on their case is to be made in the near future.
    "The three Americans arrested near the border of Iran and Iraq are facing charges of spying and the inquiry is continuing," the Iranian prosector said.

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    Foreigners patrolling a border region are generally open to charges of spying. Particularly if their home country is at odds with the charging country. Iran has every right to police their borders and if these truly are innocent young men, then they should have known better. It requires significant effort to gain admission to Iran and when you visit they keep close watch on you.

    The single most plausible explanation is that those three are in fact spies, and deserve whatever punishment they receive.
     
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    What does this have to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict?
     

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