URGENT  US 'deeply disappointed over Iran hikers' sentence: Clinton

DVBP467 3 JP 0112 USA /AFP-VO36 Iran-US-hikers-trial-diplomacy-State URGENT  US 'deeply disappointed over Iran hikers' sentence: Clinton WASHINGTON, Aug 21, 2011 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she was "deeply disappointed" over the eight-year prison sentence given to two Americans who have said they had strayed unwittingly into Iran. "We are deeply disappointed that Iranian judicial authorities have sentenced Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal to eight years in prison," Clinton said. "We continue to call and work for their immediate release -- it is time for them to return home and be reunited with their families." sf-sg/jm AFP 211331 GMT AUG 11