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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Moms leave Iran, but jailed Americans not freed

TEHRAN, Iran – The mothers of three Americans jailed in Iran for 10 months left for home Friday, getting one last chance to embrace their children but failing to secure their immediate release.In a glimmer of hope, Iran announced that two of its nationals held in Iraq by U.S. forces for years were freed Friday. The release raised the possibility that a behind-the-scenes swap was in the offing or that their release was a gesture of goodwill in an attempt to free the Americans.The Iranians' release "may have some diplomatic effect on this case," the Americans' lawyer, Masoud Shafii, told The Associated Press.The U.S. has said it is not offering a direct swap, and Iranian officials made no public connection between the freed Iranians and the Americans...
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Picture Left:Nora Shourd, right, mother of Sarah Shourd, Cindy Hickey, left, mother of Shane Bauer, left, and Laura Fattal, rear center left, mother of Josh Fattal, rear at left, arrive at the Imam Khomeini airport outside Tehran, to leave Iran, on Friday, May 21, 2010, as they are accompanied by Swiss ambassador to Tehran, Livia Leu Agosti, handling US interests in Iran, rear center.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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