Iran—No Prisoner Swap Imminent, Says U.S. Official

New Arab | 05/03/2021

U.S. officials have denied reports that Iran is poised to release four American hostages, reports the New Arab (London). On Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told Face the Nation on CBS that no such deal was in place. The denial followed reports on Iranian state television that the U.S. had agreed to release US$7 billion in frozen funds and free four Iranians accused of sanctions violations in return for the release of the Americans, who have been accused of spying. Separately,...

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