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Mothers to Meet with Iran's U.N. Mission

It's been more than two months since three American hikers were imprisoned in Iran after crossing over the border from Iraqi Kurdistan. Today, their mothers plan on presenting a petition signed by more than 2,000 people asking for their children to be freed to Iran's U.N. mission.

Cindy Hicky, Nora Shourd and Laura Fattal, mothers of hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal, spoke with The Early Show's Harry Smith this morning about their ordeal.

"It's a long time. We, we want our kids back and it's getting to drag on," Hicky told Smith.

Three weeks ago Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would look into the hikers' case and ask for it to be expedited and treated with the maximum leniency.

"It's been 75 days now so we do feel we have given a lot of indications to President Ahmadinejad and he's given us indications back," Nora Shourd said. "So we feel like we're in action mode, that we really want this to happen, that it has been time enough now."


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