Iran says hopes prisoner swap with US will go ahead today

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani says the prisoner exchange will take place on the same day and five Iranian citizens imprisoned in America will be released. – EPA pic, September 18, 2023.

IRAN hopes that a prisoner swap with the United States will go ahead today, once Tehran gains access to US$6 billion frozen by US ally South Korea, the Iranian foreign ministry said.

Under the deal, which Washington and Tehran have previously confirmed, Iran would release five US citizens from detention and, Iran said, the United States would release five Iranians.

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