Ahmadinejad says Iran to free US men jailed as spies

September 13, 2011 12:28

WASHINGTON - Two American men sentenced in Iran last month to eight years in prison on spying charges will be freed in two days , Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told a US television network.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested in July 2009 near Iran's border with Iraq, where they say they were hiking in the mountains. A third American, Sarah Shourd, was freed in September 2010 and returned home.

The US network NBC, which interviewed Ahmadinejad in Iran, said in a Twitter message that the Iranian president said Bauer and Fattal would be released in two days. The interview was due to air later on Tuesday on NBC's Today show.

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