The recent negotiations between Iran and the United States have ignored the three Americans — some who have serious health problems — being held in horrible conditions in Iranian prisons. The three prisoners include a Christian pastor, an ex-Marine and former FBI agent.
All are being detained under unjust circumstances, two of them for years, mainly because of their status as American citizens. Recent nuclear talks failed to include a precondition for a humanitarian release of these prisoners.
If freedom for imprisoned Americans isn’t used as a minimal precondition for opening negotiations, an agreement that also has many strategic shortcomings should be rejected by the American people and their elected representatives.
Tim Seale, Miami