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Moms of US hikers held in Iran get some good news

 FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, center, and Laura Fattal, le...
 FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehra...
 FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, Sarah Shourd, left, hugs her mother Nora Shourd, as Shane Bauer, second right, hugs his mother Cindy Hickey, ...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, center, and Laura Fattal, le...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehra...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, Sarah Shourd, left, hugs her mother Nora Shourd, as Shane Bauer, second right, hugs his mother Cindy Hickey, ...

Three mothers who have pleaded with Iran for more than a year to free their American children have gotten a piece of the news they have wanted.
Iranian officials announced that on Saturday they will release one of the Americans, Sarah Shourd. But they said nothing about the fate of Shane Bauer or Josh Fattal.
For Bauer's mother, Cindy Hickey, the news isn't exactly what she was looking for, but it does offer some hope.
Hickey told The Associated Press in an interview at her home near Pine City, Minnesota, that "one release is a positive move and hopefully the other two will follow."
The three were detained after Iranian officials said they crossed into that country while hiking near the Iraq-Iran border.