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Mary Rezaian , the mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian talks to journalists as she leaves the Revolutionary Court after a hearing yesterday in Tehran. The trial of 39-year-old Iranian-American journalist, Jason Rezaian who has been in custody for more than a year, resumed behind closed doors, in what could be the final hearing before a judgment is issued on whether he spied on Iran. (Behrouz Mehri/Getty Images)
Mary Rezaian , the mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian talks to journalists as she leaves the Revolutionary Court after a hearing yesterday in Tehran. The trial of 39-year-old Iranian-American journalist, Jason Rezaian who has been in custody for more than a year, resumed behind closed doors, in what could be the final hearing before a judgment is issued on whether he spied on Iran. (Behrouz Mehri/Getty Images)
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Americans and Iranians are awaiting two much-anticipated determinations: a U.S. Congressional vote on the Iranian nuclear deal next month, and a verdict in the trial in Tehran of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, expected within a week.

Long-time Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the two issues and what they have to do with one another.

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This segment aired on August 11, 2015.

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