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Mothers of Detained American Hikers Meet Families of Iranian Abductees

Source: Press TV

The American mothers arrived in Tehran Wednesday carrying roses as a gesture of good will

The mothers of the three US nationals held in Iran for their illegal entry into the country have met with the families of Iranian diplomats kidnapped by the US in Iraq.

The meeting took place at a north Tehran hotel on Friday during which the relatives of abducted Iranians sat down with Nora Shourd, Laura Fattal, and Cindy Hickey, for a friendly talk, Fars News Agency reported.

There have been no further details about the meeting.

Iranian officials say relatives of the five kidnapped Iranian diplomats were not granted an opportunity to meet with their loved ones under similar circumstances after the US military raided an Iranian consulate in Erbil, north Iraq, in January 2007.

US authorities released the Iranian diplomats in July 2009 after keeping them for two and a half years in custody.

No credible charges could be brought against the Iranian diplomats.


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