As world leaders gather this week in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, Iran is making gestures of conciliation.
The nation released 11 prominent political prisoners, journalists, human rights activists and lawyers. The move was unexpected and to some incomplete.
Dozens of people remain incarcerated on anti-government charges, including American Amir Hekmati, a Michigan resident who was arrested in 2011 by Iranian authorities while on a trip to visit his grandmother.
He's been charged with espionage and was at one time sentenced to death. That sentence has been overturned and he is now awaiting a new trial.
Joining us to discuss Congressman Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Michigan's Flint Township.