Iran to put three US hikers on trial

Published
Modified 15 Dec 2009, 3:13 am

Iran is to put on trial three US hikers arrested after they "illegally" entered the country four months ago, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday.

"Interrogation of the three Americans who have illegally entered Iran with suspicious aims is ongoing. They will be put on trial by the judiciary and rulings will be made," Mottaki told a news conference carried live on state television.

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