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Does Iran jail dual nationals to gain political leverage?

Iran has rejected calls from Washington to release two Iranian-American citizens: the businessman, Siamak Namazi, and his father Baquer. Each has been sentenced to ten years in jail for 'espionage and collaboration with the US'. But Richard Nephew, a former senior American negotiator with Iran, says the charges are false.

(Photo: Baquer (left) and Siamak Namazi. Credit: Namazi family)

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