- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 19, 2009

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD (AP) - President Barack Obama says he’s “gravely concerned” about the safety and well-being of a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran. He’s confident she is not involved in espionage against Tehran.

At the Summit of the Americas, Obama said Sunday that he’s working to ensure the safety of Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old dual American-Iranian citizen. She was sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison on charges of spying for the United States.

Saberi’s case has been an irritant in U.S.-Iran relations at a time when Obama is offering to start a dialogue.

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