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Obama says Americans held in Iran must be freed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 01:01

Despite last week's historic nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama says Tehran must address a number of other issues, including the detention of several Americans in Iran. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama on Tuesday listed Americans held in Iran by name and said the United States will not give up until they are returned. "We are not going to relent until we bring home our Americans who are unjustly detained in Iran," Obama said in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars group. "Journalist Jason Rezaian should be released. Pastor Saeed Abedini should be released. Amir Hekmati, a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, should be released. Iran needs to help us find Robert Levinson," Obama said.

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Obama says Americans held in Iran must be freed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 01:01