House OKs Resolution Urging Iran to Release Jailed Americans
By Deb Riechmann
June 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has unanimously passed a resolution urging Iran to release three Americans jailed in that country and provide information on a fourth who is missing.
Lawmakers pushed Iran to free the Americans, especially if it wants the U.S. to sign a nuclear deal and relieve sanctions against the Islamic republic.
Former FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in 2007 while working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence mission.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been held for more than 300 days for alleged spying.
Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in September 2012 and later sentenced for holding a Bible study session.
Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for alleged espionage. His sentence was later reduced to 10 years