October 13, 2015 / 5:33 PM / 2 years ago

White House says 'not much clarity' about Iran's trial of reporter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that there was “not much clarity” about the current trial of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter jailed in an espionage case in Tehran.

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaks in the newspaper's offices in Washington, DC in a November 6, 2013 file photo provided by The Washington Post. REUTERS/Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Handout via Reuters

The U.S. government has heard reports that Rezaian has been convicted, but has not received any announcement through official channels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Susan Heavey, Lisa Lambert

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