The Associated Press reports that the three UC Berkeley graduates who were arrested in July are going to be put on trial in Tehran:

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki did not say when the trial would begin or even what the Americans were charged with, other than that they had “suspicious aims.” Last month, Iran’s chief prosecutor said they were accused of spying.

“They will be tried by Iran’s judiciary system and verdicts will be issued,” Mottaki told a news conference. He said the three were still being interrogated.

In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Iranian move was “totally unfounded” and appealed anew to authorities to release the Americans.

There have been no updates or response as yet on the website dedicated to the release of the three.

Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel (co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine in Britain,...

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