US journalist could soon learn verdict in Iran spy case

August 10, 2015 7:43 PM

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US journalist could soon learn verdict in Iran spy case

The case against Jason Rezaian has been playing out as Iran negotiated with the US and other world powers to reach a landmark deal that gives the Islamic Republic relief from crippling sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

Tehran, Iran — The Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post detained in Tehran for more than a year on charges including espionage spoke in his own defense Monday during a final closed-door hearing in a trial that has been criticized by the paper and press freedom advocates.

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