Wednesday marks one year since Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was arrested by the Iranian government and charged with espionage.
Rezaian is one of four American hostages being detained in Iran. He was an American reporter covering the life of Iranians under the sanctions put in place by the P5+1. He has gone through closed door and less than transparent hearings in an Iranian court. Rezaian has not been able to see or talk to his family or wife. He was also assigned a lawyer by the Iranian government.
During President Obama’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Pittsburgh, Penn., Obama called for the release of the five American hostages.
While saying Rezaian’s name, Obama mispronounced his name, rolled his eyes, and tried again. He then ran through the rest of the hostages' names.
The release of the hostages was not part of the Iran nuclear deal. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council voted for the nuclear deal, and the 60 days for the House to review the details of the deal has begun.