They are hostages that have been subject to extensive cruelty, and it really is time to let them come home before they die in custody,

Wash Post:

The Trump administration has quietly ramped up its involvement in trying to free two Iranian Americans being held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, including one who is in very poor health.

In a statement Monday, President Trump said that, “Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency.”