U.S. Man Sentenced to Death in Iran

Iranian court convicted Amir Mirza Hekmati of working for CIA, spying for U.S.
1:12 | 01/09/12

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-- Begin -- the breaking news again out of Iran diplomats. Have just confirmed the arabians are enriching uranium at a new sites now this comes just as we get -- that -- former US marine has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying. ABC's Martha Raddatz has been following both developments force from Washington and joins us to discuss marked the first. Just how significant is this news about Iran enriching uranium. Josh what is key here is that this site is enriching uranium in a way that can be upgraded more quickly. If you running and decide to make nuclear weapons and this site is like a bunker. And built to withstand possible airstrikes so this is serious Josh meanwhile that other big development out of Iran this morning the death sentence now handed down to US marine Amir -- Monte. Whose -- convicted of spying for the CIA what's next in the case. Well on their money was visiting his grandmother in Iran when he was arrested last year he was born in the US in Arizona and -- in Michigan where his father is a professor. He now has twenty days to appeal the sentence but -- like other Americans who have recently been released. He is a former marine and -- Ronnie and dissent so this could be far more serious Josh alien Martha -- there in Washington -- thank you Martha.

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