Iran, which has repeatedly blamed foreign meddling for the spate of protests and complaints of election fraud there last year, executed a man for allegedly spying for Israel on Tuesday.
An Oprah episode will air Thursday with Sarah Shourd, as well as the mothers of the US hikers detained by Iran last year. Meanwhile, Iranian President Ahmadinejad is set to speak at the UN.
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in NY and talked about the two American hikers still in prision in Iran. On Sunday, Sarah Shourd underscored her gratitude at being released but said she felt only "one-third free."
American hiker Sarah Shourd has been reunited with her family, but questions remain over the two Americans still in Iranian custody.
Sarah Shourd clemency: Iranian officials have announced that on Saturday they will release one of the Americans but said nothing about the fate of Americans Shane Bauer or Josh Fattal.
New information from an eyewitness may help three US hikers held in Iran, arrested for entering the country illegally.
Two US hikers, imprisoned in Iran since last year, are engaged to be married when they return home, according to their mothers who just returned from visiting their children.
Three American hikers jailed in Iran for 10 months were allowed to see their mothers.
With Iran protests largely shut down, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has declared "victory." But as Iranians evaluate the past year during Norouz celebrations this weekend, he knows he's lost legitimacy, say close observers.
Iran protesters had hoped to press their demands for reform on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, but massive regime security measures kept protests mostly bottled up.