Iran foreign minister says hopes US 'hikers' will be freed

August 6, 2011 14:46

TEHRAN - Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday he hoped two Americans jailed for more than a year on spying charges would be freed, the most positive signal yet that their ordeal may soon end.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are awaiting a verdict from what was supposed to have been the last day of their trial last Sunday. They pleaded not guilty to spying charges after they were arrested on July 31, 2009 near Iran's border with Iraq.

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