Iran Has Held Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian in Captivity for 444 Days UPDATED - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Iran Has Held Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian in Captivity for 444 Days UPDATED

However I might feel about The Washington Post describing me as “an establishment hater”, it does disturb me that Iran has now held one of its reporters Jason Rezaian in captivity for 444 days.

Of course, 52 American hostages were held in captivity by Iran for 444 days at the American embassy in Tehran until the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.

Iran presently holds several Americans in captivity in addition to Rezaian including former FBI agent Robert Levinson, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini.

If the Obama Administration had any resolve they would have made the release of all Americans held in captivity a pre-condition for negotiating a nuclear deal. But if the Obama Administration can’t keep a red line in Syria how can we expect them to draw a line in the sand when it comes to Americans being held in Iran?

UPDATED: As you probably know by now, Iran announced it had convicted Rezaian of espionage a couple of months back. However, they have not revealed the length of his sentence. 

So let’s see if I got this right. Iran arrests, imprisons and convicts one of our reporters for espionage. The White House has nothing to say other than to lift sanctions and ask to whom we make out the checks.

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