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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul and Chairman Gregory W. Meeks released a statement urging the Biden administration to pursue the expeditious release of innocent U.S. civilians currently being held hostage by Iran:  

“While nuclear negotiations may be stalled, we urge the Biden administration to continue to vigorously pursue the release of U.S. hostages currently being held by Iran. Several Americans continue to be unjustly imprisoned or otherwise prevented from leaving Iran, including Siamak Namazi, Baquer Namazi, and Emad Shargi, as well as U.S.-UK citizen Morad Tahbaz.   

“Additionally, the Iranian regime must provide a full account of the fate of Robert Levinson. Getting our Americans home must be the highest priority and remain an active line of effort, no matter the status of nuclear talks. No American should be left behind.”