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Iran Defies U.S. and Rejects Demand for Release of Dual Nationals

Iranian education minister Ali Asghar Fani (bottom) defends himself during a parliament session to impeach him in Tehran on June 24, 2015. The Iranian educaton minister safely came out of an impeachment session, as the conservative majority threw their weight behind him in an unlikely show of support. AFP PHOTO …
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TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US “interference” after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

The State Department demanded the immediate release of Siamak and Baqher Namazi, both Iranian-American dual nationals, after their sentences were announced on Tuesday.

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