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Bringing in PJ Crowley a former State Department spokesman who joins as -- via Skype in and PJ Amy just said the sentence saying.
Why is key you at least clearing the road to potentially potentially seeing these two Americans go free do agree with that I.
Actually agree with that and -- have to understand the context two years ago hikers literally walked into a post election crisis in Iran.
Based on the -- election.
That actually put a -- shot back in power.
In June of 2009.
And in the ensuing months and years.
Are rising tensions between Iran and the international community.
And renewed sanctions over Iran's nuclear program so.
I think it was understandable that.
Iran would hold.
Hikers for some period of time.
-- leverage perhaps as she mentioned.
You know the prospect that perhaps -- in all conversations that Iran has had with either the United States are represented as the united state -- record people representing the United States.
Iran has raised the issue of Iranians who are held in American custody the two cases are never equivalent.
But nonetheless we always expected that at some point in time the cost of holding the hikers I would exceed the benefit of keeping.
Why do you think there's no more benefit the holding Americans -- obviously.
The world is paying attention -- Well this is that an issue that the United States and others have have consistently raised with the Iranians.
Over a period of time it it has somewhat cost here Ronnie and some terms of perceptions in the region they're very attentive to that.
So I I think once the the court the case -- and it's ran through the judicial process.
This is exactly right that once the a political pragmatists.
Had the opportunity to do something just as -- -- -- did a year ago -- sour assured.
This is potentially good news if if in fact he's allowed to follow through.
Few if any his mention that is if he's allowed to follow through we -- -- -- did energize the face of this government in Iran that there.
Are a lot of different dynamics of the -- -- within that country including.
Obviously the ruling and Ayatollah there.
So cannot Murdoch was -- a -- unilaterally say I'm to free these kids without the approval of the Ayatollah.
Well you remember when -- assured was released a minute John mentioned that and then the judiciary one point said not so fast eventually.
I would just point of view your health for.
If all things regarding the United States ultimately the Ayatollah -- polls this portfolio so.
-- in -- -- are meningitis saying that He has the discretion to do this I'm quite confident that this is something that has been thoroughly debated.
You're within the upper echelons of the Iranian regime C -- -- -- I I expect that on the job having come out publicly and and remember this is on the eve of the united -- -- United Nations General Assembly.
On their job will be coming to New York and this would potentially be political feather in his cap.
Policies they're sure it was released September 14 last year.
When -- that date so we'll see if it's repeated this time around PGA thank you for your time today it was nice to have you --
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