WORLD Iran says ready to swap more prisoners with US

WORLD

Iran says ready to swap more prisoners with US

Xinhua

07:25, June 12, 2020

4e67c3b01e6c482aa70caca45727ae83.png

Michael White (L), a freed US Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018, poses with US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook while on his return to the United States at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, June 4, 2020. (Photo: US State Department)

TEHRAN, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's readiness to exchange more prisoners with the United States, state TV reported.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi referred to recent diplomatic efforts which resulted in the release of prisoners of both sides, saying that if the ground is prepared for further swap of prisoners, the Islamic republic will use all its diplomatic capacity to free the Iranians in the jails of the United States.

Last week, Iran freed U.S. navy veteran Michael White who has been in Iran's jail for "espionage" charges. Concurrently, the U.S. released the Iranian scientist, Majid Taheri, who had been in the U.S. jail for "violating U.S. sanctions against Iran." 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue