Iran: Court to commute sentences for 2 Americans

US hikers Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal, attend their trail at the Tehran Revolutionary Court, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Press TV)

September 17, 2011 5:50:38 PM PDT
Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in "the near future" to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans' lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.