U.S. government working rigorously to secure release of Americans in Iran: White House

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 12:57 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that there is a rigorous U.S. government effort to try to secure the release of Americans held in Iran.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Secretary of State John Kerry's earlier remarks about being hopeful about the situation on cable news indicated how high a priority President Barack Obama places on getting the detained Americans back.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Lisa Lambert)