US Hikers Shane Bauer And Josh Fattal To Be Freed From Iran
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told NBC News Tuesday that two Americans that were given an eight-year sentence for spying and entering the country illegally will be released “in a couple of days” in what he called a “humanitarian gesture.”
Ahmadinejad made the remark about Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal in a one-on-one interview with Ann Curry that was broadcast on NBC’s TODAY on Tuesday.
“They illegally crossed our borders,” Ahmadinejad told Curry. “And they were arrested by the border guards. And all countries have laws for illegal border-crossing. They have very tough laws. We have the same laws here in the country.”