Babak Namazi is making an appeal to the Trump administration to open a dialogue with Iran to help get his brother and father out of jail in the country.

The family of two Americans jailed in Iran are calling on the Trump administration to consider a prisoner swap or at least to open talks to discuss their fate. They note that the U.S. talked with North Korea to free an American held there. Here's NPR's Michele Kelemen.

MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Babak Namazi is sounding increasingly desperate.

BABAK NAMAZI: It's been two horrific years for my brother and 20 months for my 81-year-old father, who is just getting worse and worse every day.

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