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Iranian, American freed in prisoner swap

WorldNews Saturday, 7 December 2019
Iranian, American freed in prisoner swapTehran: An Iranian held in the US and an American held in Iran have been freed, the two sides said Saturday, in an apparent prisoner swap at a time of heightened tensions. Tehran announced the release of Iranian scientist Massoud Sulaimani from the United States shortly before Washington declared American researcher Xiyue Wang was returning home. “Glad that Professor Massoud Sulaimani and Mr. Xiyue Wang will be joining their families shortly,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. “Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government,” which has looked after US interests in Iran in the absence of diplomatic ties, Zarif said. In a statement issued in Washington, US...
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Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange on Saturday that saw a detained Princeton graduate student released for an Iranian scientist held by America.

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