Iran must pay a price for detaining Jason Rezaian — And Three Others

FreeAllThree.com Editorial – Iran should compensate for Jason Rezaian’s and his wife Yegi’s arbitrary detention. Yegi, also a reporter, was eventually released, but only after legal expenses and bail were paid. The other three Americans held in Iran today should be compensated as well. They are retired FBI/DEA agent Robert Levinson, former US Marine Amir Hekmati and Christian Pastor Saeed…

How Secret Talks Led to Release of 3 Americans – 4 Remain Today

Prior to December 2013, if asked on rare occasions at press conferences about the status of America’s hostages held in Iran today, President Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry always insisted that all past and future talks would only deal with NUCLEAR issues, nothing else. Besides they would say, “The U.S. does not have direct diplomatic contact with Iran. So it’s impossible!” (First…

As Nuclear Talks Wind Down, 4 Americans are Still Held Hostage in Iran

TIMELINE of U.S. & IRAN PRISONER SWAPS 2007-2013 2014: NONE  –  2015: NONE YET! As the timeline graph below indicates, there have been recent prisoner exchanges between Iran and U.S. from 2010-2013. They took place despite numerous denials and claims to the contrary that the U.S. had no direct lines of communication with Iran. Therefore, by extension they were not able to intervene diplomatically on behalf…

World strikes final “historic” nuclear deal with Iran. Will it bring peace, or war? Here are my initial thoughts.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
Delegates from Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States in Vienna on Tuesday after reaching an accord.Credit Carlos Barria/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images (NYT) (Central Israel) — Lynn and I flew back home to Israel today, and arrived just as the news was breaking that…

Families of 4 Americans Imprisoned by Iran Spotlight Human Rights Abuses

Vienna Dispatch: by TheTower.org Staff | 06.30.15 12:10 pm Human rights activists have added a new dimension of coverage to the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna between the P5+1 global powers and Iran, despite declarations by top American officials that they would prefer not to let human rights issues interfere with sealing a nuclear deal. The families…