White House calls reported charges against 'Washington Post' journalist 'absurd'

By REUTERS
April 20, 2015 19:43

 
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WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that reported charges against Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian by Iranian authorities are "absurd."

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Rezaian has been charged with espionage and other security-related charges.

National Security Council Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said the White House is not aware of any official announcement from Iranian judicial authorities regarding the charges.

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