Family of US Marine held in Iran calls on Obama administration to do more

April 17, 2015 10:27 PM

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The family of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran since 2011 are frustrated that the Obama administration does not consider their son’s plight a high enough priority and are begging Iran’s supreme leader to show mercy and release him – in part because his father is dying of cancer.

“Amir is innocent and we really miss him. And we need him,” Behnaz Hekmati, the mother of imprisoned Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, said on Fox News Channel's "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren." “His father is sick, you know, he needs to come help his father. I need him, too.”

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