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<p>A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard stands next to a picture of an American hostage in front of the former U.S. embassy during a gathering to mark the anniversary of its seizure in Tehran November 4, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard stands next to a picture of an American hostage in front of the former U.S. embassy during a gathering to mark the anniversary of its seizure in Tehran November 4, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard stands next to a picture of an American hostage in front of the former U.S. embassy during a gathering to mark the anniversary of its seizure in Tehran November 4, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week Arrive in Dubai late December 2, 2009.
 REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

Five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week Arrive in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week Arrive in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>David Bloomer, one of five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week arrives in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

David Bloomer, one of five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week arrives in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

David Bloomer, one of five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week arrives in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>Oliver Smith (R), Luke Porter (C) and Sam Usher (L), three of the five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week, attend a news conference in Dubai late December 2, 2009.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

Oliver Smith (R), Luke Porter (C) and Sam Usher (L), three of the five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week, attend a news conference in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Oliver Smith (R), Luke Porter (C) and Sam Usher (L), three of the five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week, attend a news conference in Dubai late December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>A video grab from footage shown on Iranian television on April 2, 2007, shows members of the group of 15 detained British sailors and marines after media reported the whole group had admitted to entering Iranian water illegally. REUTERS/Irinn via Reuters TV </p>

A video grab from footage shown on Iranian television on April 2, 2007, shows members of the group of 15 detained British sailors and marines after media reported the whole group had admitted to entering Iranian water illegally. REUTERS/Irinn via...more

A video grab from footage shown on Iranian television on April 2, 2007, shows members of the group of 15 detained British sailors and marines after media reported the whole group had admitted to entering Iranian water illegally. REUTERS/Irinn via Reuters TV

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<p>Video grab shows Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking to Britons who had been detained in Iran at a ceremony to mark their release, April 4, 2007. The 15 British naval personnel will leave the country from Tehran airport on Thursday, an official Iranian source said. 
REUTERS/Iranian TV via REUTERS </p>

Video grab shows Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking to Britons who had been detained in Iran at a ceremony to mark their release, April 4, 2007. The 15 British naval personnel will leave the country from Tehran airport on Thursday, an...more

Video grab shows Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking to Britons who had been detained in Iran at a ceremony to mark their release, April 4, 2007. The 15 British naval personnel will leave the country from Tehran airport on Thursday, an official Iranian source said. REUTERS/Iranian TV via REUTERS

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<p>British naval personnel who were detained in Iran are seen after they were released, in Tehran April 4, 2007. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad freed 15 British sailors and marines on Wednesday, offering a "gift" to Britain that ended a 13-day crisis which had rattled world financial markets.  REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

British naval personnel who were detained in Iran are seen after they were released, in Tehran April 4, 2007. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad freed 15 British sailors and marines on Wednesday, offering a "gift" to Britain that ended a 13-day...more

British naval personnel who were detained in Iran are seen after they were released, in Tehran April 4, 2007. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad freed 15 British sailors and marines on Wednesday, offering a "gift" to Britain that ended a 13-day crisis which had rattled world financial markets. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A general view shows Ahmed Awa tourist resort near Iraq's border with Iran where three American hikers are believed to have disappeared, near Sulaimaniyah, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, August 5, 2009.  REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny </p>

A general view shows Ahmed Awa tourist resort near Iraq's border with Iran where three American hikers are believed to have disappeared, near Sulaimaniyah, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny

A general view shows Ahmed Awa tourist resort near Iraq's border with Iran where three American hikers are believed to have disappeared, near Sulaimaniyah, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny

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<p>Missing American hiker Josh Fattal (R) is seen here with his mother Laura Fattal in this undated photo released by freethehikers.org, August 20, 2009.  Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd have been detained in Iran since July 31, when the trio inadvertently strayed across the border on a hiking excursion in Iraq, their family members said.     REUTERS/freethehikers.org/Handout  </p>

Missing American hiker Josh Fattal (R) is seen here with his mother Laura Fattal in this undated photo released by freethehikers.org, August 20, 2009. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd have been detained in Iran since July 31, when the trio...more

Missing American hiker Josh Fattal (R) is seen here with his mother Laura Fattal in this undated photo released by freethehikers.org, August 20, 2009. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd have been detained in Iran since July 31, when the trio inadvertently strayed across the border on a hiking excursion in Iraq, their family members said. REUTERS/freethehikers.org/Handout

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<p>Donald Klein of Germany (2nd L) and Stephane Lherbier (R) of France attend their appeals court hearing accompanied by their Iranian lawyers in Bandar Abbas, about 2,200 kilometres south of Tehran, March 12, 2006. The pair were detained in late 2005 when Iran's coast guard intercepted a boat they were travelling on near Abu Musa, an island in the Gulf claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Klein was released on March 12, 2007 while Lherbier was pardoned and released the previous month. REUTERS/Stringer/Files </p>

Donald Klein of Germany (2nd L) and Stephane Lherbier (R) of France attend their appeals court hearing accompanied by their Iranian lawyers in Bandar Abbas, about 2,200 kilometres south of Tehran, March 12, 2006. The pair were detained in late 2005...more

Donald Klein of Germany (2nd L) and Stephane Lherbier (R) of France attend their appeals court hearing accompanied by their Iranian lawyers in Bandar Abbas, about 2,200 kilometres south of Tehran, March 12, 2006. The pair were detained in late 2005 when Iran's coast guard intercepted a boat they were travelling on near Abu Musa, an island in the Gulf claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Klein was released on March 12, 2007 while Lherbier was pardoned and released the previous month. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

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<p>Donald Klein looks out from a window of his house in Lambsheim March 14, 2007, following his release from Iran. Klein and Frenchman Stephane Lherbier were detained in late 2005 and held in Iran for over a year for illegally entering the country, when Iran's coast guard intercepted a boat they were travelling on near Abu Musa, an island in the Gulf claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates.   REUTERS/Alex Grimm </p>

Donald Klein looks out from a window of his house in Lambsheim March 14, 2007, following his release from Iran. Klein and Frenchman Stephane Lherbier were detained in late 2005 and held in Iran for over a year for illegally entering the country, when...more

Donald Klein looks out from a window of his house in Lambsheim March 14, 2007, following his release from Iran. Klein and Frenchman Stephane Lherbier were detained in late 2005 and held in Iran for over a year for illegally entering the country, when Iran's coast guard intercepted a boat they were travelling on near Abu Musa, an island in the Gulf claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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<p>US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi poses for a photograph in Bam, 1,250 km (776 miles) southeast of Tehran March 31, 2004.  Iran's judiciary has charged detained Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage, the ISNA news agency reported on April 8, 2009. ISNA, quoting a judge who is the deputy head of Iran's prosecutor's office, said Saberi had "accepted" the accusation.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi poses for a photograph in Bam, 1,250 km (776 miles) southeast of Tehran March 31, 2004. Iran's judiciary has charged detained Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage, the ISNA news...more

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi poses for a photograph in Bam, 1,250 km (776 miles) southeast of Tehran March 31, 2004. Iran's judiciary has charged detained Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage, the ISNA news agency reported on April 8, 2009. ISNA, quoting a judge who is the deputy head of Iran's prosecutor's office, said Saberi had "accepted" the accusation. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A frame grab shows U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi (R) being embraced by her mother Akiko Saberi after being released from Tehran's Evin prison May 11, 2009. Saberi walked free on Monday after an Iranian appeal court cut her eight-year jail sentence for spying to a suspended two-year term. REUTERS/via Reuters TV </p>

A frame grab shows U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi (R) being embraced by her mother Akiko Saberi after being released from Tehran's Evin prison May 11, 2009. Saberi walked free on Monday after an Iranian appeal court cut her eight-year jail...more

A frame grab shows U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi (R) being embraced by her mother Akiko Saberi after being released from Tehran's Evin prison May 11, 2009. Saberi walked free on Monday after an Iranian appeal court cut her eight-year jail sentence for spying to a suspended two-year term. REUTERS/via Reuters TV

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<p>U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison on Monday, waves as she greets the media outside her home in Tehran May 12, 2009. Saberi is in good spirits and may leave Iran next week after she was acquitted on charges of spying for the United States, her lawyer said on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison on Monday, waves as she greets the media outside her home in Tehran May 12, 2009. Saberi is in good spirits and may leave Iran next week after she was acquitted on charges of spying for the...more

U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison on Monday, waves as she greets the media outside her home in Tehran May 12, 2009. Saberi is in good spirits and may leave Iran next week after she was acquitted on charges of spying for the United States, her lawyer said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>American-born journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for four months by Iran on charges of espionage and later released, is greeted by flowers and handshakes as she arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, May 22, 2009. Her Iranian-born father, Reza, is in rear with gray vest and her mother, Akiko, is behind him in a red top.  REUTERS/Mike Theiler</p>

American-born journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for four months by Iran on charges of espionage and later released, is greeted by flowers and handshakes as she arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, May 22,...more

American-born journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for four months by Iran on charges of espionage and later released, is greeted by flowers and handshakes as she arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, May 22, 2009. Her Iranian-born father, Reza, is in rear with gray vest and her mother, Akiko, is behind him in a red top. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

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