Trial Of U.S. Hikers In Iran To Continue Soon

"The trial of three U.S. hikers charged with espionage in Iran is expected to continue in the next few weeks, according to the office of the lawyer representing them and a diplomatic official.

The next date for the trial that began Sunday could be within a week or two, lawyer Masoud Shafii said Monday, although he wasn't certain on the timing.

The Swiss ambassador to Iran, who represents American interests in the country, told CNN on Sunday that the trial will likely continue in the near future.

""It's going to be soon,"" Ambassador Livia Lea Agosti said, though she declined to divulge her source. ""It's not going to be another three-month wait.""

Iran accuses Americans Shane Bauer, 28, Josh Fattal, 28, and Sarah Shourd, 32, of spying and trespassing.

They were detained July 31, 2009, after they allegedly strayed across an unmarked border into Iran while hiking in Iraq's Kurdistan region."