May 26, 2015

Euro News: Iran Begins Trial of US Journalist Held for Ten Months

Reza Marashi, with the National Iranian American Council, and a close friend of Rezaian, said: “This is a bigger political struggle or political battle inside of Tehran and there are some people in Iran who want to build bridges between Iran and the outside world, and there are some people who want to blow up those bridges while innocent people like Jason are standing on them. They see an Iranian-American journalist like Jason — who has nothing to do with any of the internal political battles in Iran, has nothing to do with US-Iran relations — more broadly. A small group of people who make bad decisions in Iran can use Jason as a pawn.”

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