Iran to free 1 of 3 Americans in holiday clemency
Iran whispered Thursday it will free one of three Americans locked up for more than 13 months as an act of mercy to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The custody of the Americans has get deeper tensions between the U.S. and Iran, a relationship by now strained over Washington's qualms that Tehran is trying to produce nuclear weapons — a little Iran denies.

The Culture Ministry sent a text communication to reporters telling them to come to a Tehran hotel on Saturday dawn to witness the discharge. The site is the same one where the three were allowable the only meeting with their mothers since they were under arrest in July 2009.

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