Iran is prepared for a full prisoner alternate with america, Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated in a digital handle to the Council on Overseas Relations in New York.
Relations between Tehran and Washington have deteriorated sharply since 2018 when U.S. President Donald Trump exited Iran’s 2015 nuclear cope with main powers and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran which have crippled its economic system.
Washington has lengthy demanded that Iran launch U.S. residents together with Iranian-American father and son Baquer and Siamak Namazi.
Navy veteran Michael White, detained since 2018, returned dwelling in June as a part of a deal during which america allowed an Iranian-American doctor Majid Taheri to go to Iran. White stated he contracted COVID-19 whereas in detention.
In December 2018, Washington and Tehran labored on a prisoner alternate during which Iran freed U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang, who had been held for 3 years on spying expenses, and america freed Iranian Massoud Soleimani, who confronted expenses of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Tehran denies it holds folks on political grounds, and has principally accused its international prisoners of espionage.
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