In 2010, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Nowruz should serve as an opportunity for world nations to strengthen their bonds and make peace with one another. He now has a chance to turn words into action.
Thanksgiving feels empty with my brother Josh still sitting in Evin Prison in Iran for no good reason. Rather than wallow in his absence I want to reflect on some of the amazing people I'm thankful for.
For 437 days, Iran has tried to isolate my brother Josh and friend Shane Bauer from the people who love them. In all that time, they have seen their mothers just once, when they allowed to visit them briefly last May.
It has now been more than a year since Iranian authorities seized three Americans -- Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal -- in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan and falsely accused them of espionage on behalf of the U.S. government.
One year ago, on July 31, each of us received an unexpected telephone call from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. It was to tell us that our children had been detained by Iranian forces on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan.