Saturday, April 18, 2009

Journalist jailed in Iran

Iran has jailed a US journalist as a spy.

This seems like a somewhat odd move for a country hoping to improve relations with the US. And it might well be an attempt on the part of some faction to prevent that happening.

Or it might just be that the US is still holding the Iranian diplomats that were arrested and imprisoned back in 2006 and that the Iranians have arrested Saberi to provide some bargaining leverage.

Hopefully it is the second as the first would make it very difficult to get her released. Unless of course she really is a spy in which case the US would have cause to bargain.

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