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A group of Iranian Jews arrested in March have been charged with spying for Israel and the United States according to a report broadcast Monday on state- run Iranian radio. The accusations of spying for the “Zionist regime” come after the 13 Jews from southern Iran had been held 10 weeks without being charged with a crime. Jewish organizations, international officials and human rights groups had been assured of the prisoners’ release by the Iranian government, but those promises “have not come to fruition,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.