[Updated at 7:33 p.m.] Sarah Shourd, the American hiker released from an Iranian prison, told reporters in New York on Sunday that doctors in Oman have assured her that she is "physically well."
Reading from a prepared statement, Shourd expressed thanks to Iranian government and religious leaders, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for her release after 410 days.
"It is my deepest hope that the world will not let this humanitarian gesture ... go unrecognized," she said. "I believe this decision is a step in the right direction for all of us."
However, she and the mothers of the other two detained Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, called for their release. The two men remain in Tehran's Evin Prison.
Shourd, who initially was taken to Oman after leaving Iran, arrived in the United States early Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport on a flight from Dubai. She, her mother and Fattal's brother, Alex, then drove from Washington to New York to hold Sunday's news conference, appearing with Cindy Hickey, mother of Bauer, and Fattal's mother, Laura Fattal.
[Originial post] Sarah Shourd, the American released from Iran after more than a year in detention, arrived in the United States on Sunday, according to a spokesperson.
Samantha Topping, who has spoken to the media on the behalf of the families of Shourd and two other Americans held in Iran, said Shourd and her mother arrived at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.
Shourd was expected to arrive at New York's Kennedy International Airport and hold a news conference in New York City later Sunday. Topping said the New York news conference would proceed as planned, but offered no details on how Shourd would get there.