For all the left-wing nuts who think speaking to Iran and other megalomaniac led countries is such a great thing, and think that these people are just like us, and to those same left-wing nuts who feel that people should be able to go to whatever country they want and want our own immigration rules pulled apart I force you to look at this ONE sentence:
"Iranian intelligence officials had been particularly suspicious of a trip Saberi had made to Israel, as well as her relationship with U.S. government officials."
If you have your head buried in the sand...and if you're a leftist you just might...Saberi was being held in jail for espionoge in Iran. She's half Iranian and half Japanese and has been a reporter for three news organizations. She was on a hunger strike after her conviction.
So how can you keep supporting dialogue with a country that doesn't share your very "simple" values. How? Do you think if you just ask them they will start to agree with you?