It’s Time for Iran to Release Siamak Namazi

Siamak and Baquer Namazi

LONDON — Forty years ago last month, the relationship between the United States and Iran went on lock down.

By April of 1980, it had been five months since Iranian students had overrun the U.S. embassy in Tehran and taken fifty-two U.S. diplomats hostage. President Jimmy Carter, intent on preserving diplomatic channels to communicate with the new Iranian regime — technically a provisional…