APNewsBreak: Iranian TV anchor says US jailed her as warning

Marzieh Hashemi, a prominent American-born television anchorwoman for Iran's state television, who was detained for 10 days as material witness in a grand jury investigation, speaks during a interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
photo Marzieh Hashemi, a prominent American-born television anchorwoman for Iran's state television, who was detained for 10 days as material witness in a grand jury investigation, speaks during a interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent American-born anchorwoman for Iran's state television says she believes the U.S. government jailed her because of her work as journalist and her beliefs, and as a warning to her to "watch your step."

Marzieh Hashemi spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, a day after being released from custody. She was not charged with a crime but was detained for 10 days as a material witness in a grand jury investigation in Washington.