Commenting on the new twist in the White's case, the US State Department said it was keeping tabs on the situation, stressing that there has been "no higher priority" for Washington than the "safety and security of US citizens overseas".
Jonathan Franks, a White family spokesman, said the family had been told that White has been beaten and interrogated about his naval service and Iranian officials have refused to let him contact family.
The New York Times, which first reported the sentencing, said White had been given two court hearings, on March 6 and March 9. It remains hard for Americans to get visas to Iran, 40 years after the Islamic Revolution and the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis. "But we're more in a confused state than an aware state". White had been imprisoned at Iran's Vakilabad Prison, known for its execution of drug traffickers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Currently, Iran holds three United States nationals - Siamak Namazi, Baquer Namazi, and Xiyue Wan - on charges of espionage and sedition, according to The New York Times. Iranian-American art dealer Karan Vafadari and his Iranian wife, Afarin Neyssari, received 27-year and 16-year prison sentences, respectively.
Graduate student Xiyue Wang was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly "infiltrating" the country while doing doctoral research on Iran's Qajar dynasty.
The last time Iran released any imprisoned Americans was when the global accord on Iran's nuclear programme took effect in January 2016. He was sentenced to 10 years on espionage-related charges.
A fourth, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Robert Levinson, has been missing in Iran since 2007.
An assistant DA there referred a reporter to the office's public information officer, who was not immediately available. Video shows the suspect pulling a 9 mm handgun and opening fire on Cali about a minute after they started talking.
Fans of April the Giraffe can rejoice because the well-known animal welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, park officials said. In addition to Tajiri and her youngest offspring, April is also mom to three others, which were born behind the lens.
Counsell said it's clear Mayfield is a leader, as he really had the attention of the Brewers during his chat with the players. Glazer received criticism from some on the prediction as the Giants were posturing publicly that they wouldn't trade Beckham.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office was notified of the arrest and has initiated extradition proceedings. After a bond hearing in front of a court commissioner, he is now awaiting extradition to Florida.
The announcement comes in the wake of last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 passengers and crew onboard. Family members are being give a 1 kilogram sack of scorched earth taken from the crash sites, said two family members.
Communities in that state as well as Iowa and South Dakota remain under a flood warning for rain and snow melt Friday. Flood waters have receded at 18th and Iowa streets in Perry, but the NWS flood warning remains in effect.
Irving's triple-double leads Celtics past Kings 126-120
Sacramento's playoff chances are fading, but Fox's fantasy value will be fine as long as they can stay within striking distance. The Celtics then rallied again, this time going ahead on a Brown 3-pointer with 55.4 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Ruthless Wales seal Grand Slam with emphatic victory
Wales shrugged off the rain, wind and Ireland to win the Six Nations and complete the Grand Slam this morning (local time). Wales were as low as eighth in the rankings less than two years ago after finishing fifth in the Six Nations.
New Zealand Massacre suspect was gun club member
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says despite the attacks being carried out in Christchurch, he had been based in Dunedin. Handcuffed, shoeless Tarrant appeared in a Christchurch District Court on Saturday and was charged with murder .
Attacks against Congo's Ebola treatment centers threaten gains
The bodies of victims are highly contagious, and the aid group said that figure shows community mistrust is still widespread. He said the WHO would not leave when the outbreak ended, but would help the government to build stronger health services.