Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 21, 2011

We are deeply disappointed that Iranian judicial authorities have sentenced Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal to 8 years in prison. We continue to call and work for their immediate release -- it is time for them to return home and be reunited with their families.

I join President Obama and the people of the United States in expressing our unflagging support for Shane, Joshua, Sarah and their families during this difficult time.

PRN: 2011/ 1355