MP: U.S. should make compromise to Iran in release of 'spies'
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 14 /Trend/
Iranian MP Parviz Sarvari said the United States should make a compromise to Iran in the issue of releasing the U.S. citizens kept in Iran for espionage, Mehr News Agency reported. This compromise should meet Iran's national interests.
"We have clear and firm evidences about that the American citizens engaged in espionage. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should not have promised to release them," National Security Committee head Parviz Sarvari said.
Earlier, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two American hikers who have been jailed in the country on charges of espionage for two years will be freed this week, according to NBC News, which was to air an interview with the Iranian president Tuesday morning.
A Twitter message posted by NBC News in the early morning hours Tuesday - just minutes after one of the network's local affiliates tweeted the same - said Ahmadinejad made the unexpected revelation in an interview with Ann Curry.
Ahmadinejad reportedly tells the network that Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, both 29, will be released "in two days".
Sarvari said that Ahmadinejad's statement violates the independency of Judiciary System.
Iran 's Judiciary has refuted imminent release of two American nationals that were convicted of espionage against the Islamic Republic for the US government on Wednesday, Press TV reported.