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  • "Moving toward confrontational measures and supporting unilateral actions and damaging the atmosphere are not considered by us to be a good use of the opportunity," Mr. Mehmanparast said, according to the state television network's website.

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  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Iran also is considering other possible charges against Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal, including intentionally acting against Iranian security, according to a state media report.

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