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State Department presses Iran to release the seven U.S. citizens
The families of the Americans is imprisoned in Iran saying that the negotiations about the Iran nuclear deal is an opportunity; rich Edson reports from the State Department.
President Donald Trump, the upcoming Iran nuclear agreement deadline is also an opportunity, according to Hua Qu.
Her husband, Xiyue Wang, a Princeton student, an American citizen, and is currently in Iran.
“This is a crisis,” Qu told Fox News. “This hostage crisis, I hope that can be evaluated, categorized on the same level with other security topics, as a question of security against an American citizen.”
Qu said, she wants to help the trump-administration negotiations on Iran policy, free from her husband.
Trump set a deadline of 12 for European countries, the support in the Iran-nuclear-agreement to stricter sanctions against Iran ‘ s ballistic missile program, stronger controls of the facilities and the address of the sunset clauses in the offer.
The Iranian authorities arrested Xiyue Wang in August 2016. His family said he was in Iran, the research on its history for his Ph. D.
Iran has sentenced Wang to 10 years in prison for espionage under the guise of research.
“I’m so afraid that he is going to strike back, hunger back which he did said twice during the past two years,” Qu. “I hope that our government and Mr Trump can him hope and our family.”
Wang and Qu ‘ s son is now five years old.
Brian Hook, the State Department Director of Policy Planning, is leading U.S. negotiations. Earlier this month, he traveled to Europe for discussions, and said he requested a meeting with Iranian officials.
“The only purpose to it was the demand for the release of Americans who have been arrested,” said Hook. “Given the sensitivity of this topic, I don’t want to go beyond what I said, I requested the Assembly, and I had a discussion with them, and that’s as much as I can say.”
An official of the State Department for the return of all illegally detained and missing U.S. citizen in Iran calls for, including Baquer Namazi, Siamak Namazi, Xiyue Wang, and Robert Levinson.
“The US government accuses Iran at every opportunity, the missing cases of U.S. citizens and the said wrongly imprisoned in Iran,” the official said. “We will continue to do so until their cases are resolved.”
In a direct appeal to the President of Qu said: “I hope my husband can be at home before their next announcement on 12 I put a lot of hope in may, and we are counting on you.”
Rich Edson is a Washington correspondent for Fox News Channel. He previously served as Fox Business Network’s Washington correspondent.