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Report: Iran says held Washington Post journalist will stand trial 'soon' on unknown charges

FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial “soon,” the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a senior judicial official. The report did not offer a specific time for the trial to start.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial “soon,” the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a senior judicial official. The report did not offer a specific time for the trial to start.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's official news agency is quoting a senior judiciary official as saying a detained Washington Post journalist "will be tried soon."

The report Wednesday by IRNA quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili on the case of Jason Rezaian, who has been held on unknown charges since July 22. The report did not elaborate.

Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said earlier this month that Rezaian, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, had been indicted. He is an Iranian-American who holds dual citizenship.

Iranian officials have not announced the charges he faces. However, officials say he will stand trial in Iran's Revolutionary Court, which mostly hears cases involving security offenses.

The Post, U.S. officials and Rezaian's mother repeatedly have called for his release.