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Family of Americans held hostage in Iran urges Biden administration to make release key part of Iran policy

February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The family of two Iranian-Americans held in Iran is urging the Biden administration to make the release of hostages a key part of its Iran policy and to ensure that they are not left behind again.

Washington (CNN)The family of two Iranian-Americans held in Iran is urging the Biden administration to make the release of hostages a key part of its Iran policy and to ensure that they are not left behind again.

"As the Biden administration develops its new Iran policy, my family expects that President Biden and his administration will not make concessions or deals with Iran that do not include, and indeed require as a precondition, the release of my father and Siamak," Babak said.

Babak revealed for the first time Monday that his father's sentence had been commuted, but he has still been barred from leaving Iran.

"My father will not last much longer under such conditions, and the Covid outbreak in Iran compounds greatly the ongoing dangers my father faces," Babak said, adding, "my family will not survive being left behind yet again. "

On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, "We have a range of means of communicating with the Iranians and we've certainly raised American citizens who are being held in Iran through those channels, but I don't have anything more specific. "

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