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Iran 'frees four US detainees' in prisoner swap

Iran 'frees four US detainees' in prisoner swap
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As diplomats gathered in Vienna on Saturday to announce the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran under last year’s nuclear deal, Iran’s state

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As diplomats gathered in Vienna on Saturday to announce the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran under last year’s nuclear deal, Iran’s state television said the country had released four Iranian-American dual nationals as part of a prisoner swap.

The four freed are said to include Washington Post bureau chief Jason Rezaian, held since 2014 and convicted in Iran of espionage. His case in particular has been a notable obstacle to a thaw in Iranian-US relations.

Timeline: The ordeal of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian https://t.co/vc9ld7I03Xpic.twitter.com/157SCo0rw0

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) 16 Janvier 2016

Iranian State television said that the others were Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi.

The Islamic Republic’s news agency said that seven Iranians had been freed from jail in the United States as part of the exchange.

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