When Obama issued his Nowruz message to Iran, it looked like appeasement. And now it is bearing the fruit of appeasement: increased bellicosity from the one being appeased. “Iran charges Iranian-American with espionage: report,” from Reuters, April 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s judiciary has charged detained Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage, the ISNA news agency reported Wednesday….
Saberi, a 31-year-old Iranian-American born in the United States who has reported for the BBC, NPR and other media, was arrested in late January for working in the Islamic Republic after her press credentials had expired.
“She had been carrying out espionage activities … under the cover of a journalist … and she has accepted the accusations,” ISNA quoted judge Haddad as saying, giving only his last name….