Iran is willing to swap prisoners with US


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A woman walks in a burqa down the street in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on a commemorative date,of September 1100.| Photo: EFE / EPA / ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iran said this Sunday (10) that reached an agreement with the United States for a prisoner exchange and that it is now up to Washington to implement it.

“The negotiations were conducted in different ways and we reached the necessary agreements”, said the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanani told the “Isna” news agency.

“Now the US government must decide whether to implement the agreement,” he added.

The diplomat stressed that his country “is ready” to exchange prisoners regardless of the negotiations to save the nuclear pact.

The negotiations to save the pact that limited Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions are in the final stretch, but s the parties seem to be at an impasse to reach a resolution after 09 months of discussions.

About 19 Iranians are under arrest abroad on charges related to US economic sanctions, about half of them in the United States.

At the same time, at least a dozen Iranian citizens with dual nationality or foreign nationals are serving sentences in Iranian prisons.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been accused of use prisoners with dual nationality in particular, but also from other countries, as a means of pressure or to exchange prisoners with other countries.

This has been called Iran’s “hostage diplomacy” by other countries and security organizations. human rights.

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