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“We have never stopped trying to secure their release,” Kerry said. “It is a constant process and we are engaged in that effort.”

Smith asked about the recent report that the United States this year released Mojtaba Atarodi, an Iranian scientist many believe is involved in developing Iran’s nuclear program. The revelation angered many who have advocated for Abedini’s release, but Kerry claimed Atarodi’s release was unrelated to the nuclear negotiations.

J.C. Derrick
J.C. Derrick

J.C. is a reporter in WORLD's Washington Bureau. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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