WASHINGTON — The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran.
Just a month ago the release of a New Jersey student had given them hope.
The Trump administration has made a priority of bringing home hostages held abroad.
But the prospect of a speedy resolution for the handful of captives in Iran seems to have dimmed with the two nations edging dangerously close to conflict and warning of retaliatory strikes.
It's a contrast from December's release of a Princeton University graduate student in a prisoner exchange.