Iran optimistic prisoner swap with U.S. will happen in "near future"-foreign ministry

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2023
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Iran is optimistic a prisoner swap with Washington will happen "in the near future", Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday, adding that Tehran's frozen $6 billion assets in South Korea will be unblocked in the coming days.

However, Nasser Kanaani said the two issues were not linked to one another.

Sources told Reuters last week that transfer of Iranian funds to banks in Qatar as early as this week will trigger a carefully choreographed sequence that will see as many as five detained U.S. dual nationals leave Iran and...

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