Kerry slams Iran over reports US journalist charged

US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a press conference during the London Conference on Afghanistan, in central London, on Decmeber 4, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he was “deeply disappointed” by reports that a US journalist jailed in Iran had been charged and denied bail more than four months after his arrest. Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post bureau chief in Tehran who holds dual US-Iranian citizenship, was charged Saturday after a lengthy court appearance, the Post reports. Rezaian, 38, was arrested on July 22 with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who was freed on bail in October. Kerry said he was “distressed” at how Rezaian’s case had been handled, and slammed Iran for flouting the law by denying him access to a lawyer.

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