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American held in Iran writes letter to John Kerry

DETROIT — A US Marine veteran held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the US secretary of state that he has endured ‘‘miserable prison conditions’’ and believes Tehran is holding him hostage for use in a possible prisoner exchange.

Amir Hekmati’s letter, dated Sept. 1, was addressed to John Kerry and published Wednesday by Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

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