Iran has notified the Swiss government that it can have access to three American hikers detained near the border with Iraq, two senior U.S. officials confirmed Tuesday.
The families of three American hikers held in Iran are "greatly encouraged" by Iranian President Mahmoud Amhadinejad's recent public comments on the issue, the brother of one hiker told CNN.
Relatives of three American hikers detained in Iran are still waiting for news about their loved ones.
The families of three American hikers detained by Iran said Thursday they don't know anything about their whereabouts or how they are after nearly three weeks.
The United States has received official confirmation that three Americans have been detained in Iran, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.