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United State blames Iran of cruel false prisoner swap claims

United State blames Iran of cruel false prisoner swap claims

United State blames Iran of cruel false prisoner swap claims

United State blames Iran of cruel false prisoner swap claims

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  • The US has accused Iran of making “cruel” false assertions about a prisoner exchange.
  • Which would break the hearts of the impacted families.
  • They said that the most recent allegation would break the hearts of the impacted families.
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The US has charged Iran with making “cruel” false assertions that the two countries had reached an agreement on a prisoner exchange.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the foreign minister of Iran, told state media on Sunday that a deal had been reached and would likely be carried out soon.

But a White House security spokesperson refuted this, claiming Iranian officials did not hesitate to “make stuff up”.

They said that the most recent allegation would break the hearts of the impacted families.

Mr Amir-Abdollahian told state TV that an agreement had been reached in the recent days and “if everything goes well on the US side, I think we will witness a prisoner exchange in a short period”.

He added that Iran was ready, while the US was working on “final technical coordination”.

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The US official denied the allegation while stating that Washington was dedicated to achieving the release of Americans detained in Iran, including Siamak Namazi, Emad Shargi, and Morad Tahbaz.

Oil executive Siamak Namazi, who holds dual citizenship in the US and Iran, was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2016 on suspicion of spying for and assisting the US government.

A digital investment company employee named Emad Shargi was detained in 2018. He is an Iranian-American businessman.

Morad Tahbaz, an Iranian-American environmentalist with dual British citizenship, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2019 on suspicion of espionage for the US and harming Iranian security.

Was released on bond in July with an electronic bracelet – with UK officials saying they were working with the US to secure his “permanent release”.

Since President Donald Trump withdrew from a nuclear agreement and reimposed sanctions that badly harmed the Islamic Republic’s economy, there have been tensions between the US and Iran.

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In recent years, Iran has jailed several dual US-Iranian citizens as well as Iranians who have permanent residence in the US, the majority of them on espionage-related allegations.

More than a dozen Iranians living in the United States have been sought after by Tehran for years, including four Iranian citizens who lack legal status in the country, two Iranians who have permanent US residency, and seven Iranian-American dual nationals.

In a prisoner swap that took place between the two nations in 2019, stem cell scientist Massoud Soleimani went in one direction while Chinese-American researcher Xiyue Wang was freed to the US.

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