Iranian Leader Pledges No Help to Detained Washington Post Reporter

By: Anne Gearan | Washington Post

NEW YORK — Iran’s president would not promise Wednesday to intervene in or to speed up the legal case against a Washington Post reporter who has been detained in that country for more than two months.

Hassan Rouhani did not reveal what charges reporter Jason Rezaian may face or give any details about his detention. Rezaian and his wife, Iranian journalist Yeganeh Salehi, were arrested in Tehran on July 22.

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