Breaking news. American journalist Roxana Saberi was freed by an Iranian appeals court and given permission to immediately leave the nation. Hopefully, she will take advantage of the offer and leave. This decision suggests there is a division within the Iranian government between hardliners who seek to maintain conflict with the United States and Western nations while others want to move their nation into the mainstream and focus on economic development. Most probably the Appeals Court decision was approved by religious leaders which is a good sign for resolution of conflict with Iran.
The unknown is how this decision indicates the feelings of religious leaders toward President Ahmadinejad in the upcoming presidential elections.