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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:56 PM

US and Iranian men released in prisoner swap

Source: BBC

3 hours ago

The US and Iran have conducted a prisoner swap in a rare sign of co-operation between the two countries.

The exchange involved a Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran and an Iranian scientist held by the US. Both deny wrongdoing.

Iran's foreign minister said he was glad as he announced the exchange.

Hours later, US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Thank you to Iran on a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together!"

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50698017




Xiyue Wang, who was held in Iran for three years, was greeted by US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen (US Embassy Bern)

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Source: The Observer

US citizen Xiyue Wang released from Iranian jail in prisoner swap

Chinese-born Princeton student, sentenced to 10 years in prison, exchanged for Iranian scientist Masoud Soleimani

Patrick Wintour, diplomatic editor, and agencies
Sat 7 Dec 2019 19.33 GMT
First published on Sat 7 Dec 2019 12.20 GMT

A Chinese-born US citizen sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran on spying charges has been released as part of a prisoner swap.

Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, imprisoned since 2016, was exchanged for Masoud Soleimani, an Iranian scientist arrested at Chicago airport last year and convicted on charges of violating US trade sanctions.

Wang was due to fly to the US via Oman and a US military base in Frankfurt, Germany. There had been no prior indication he was due to be released, and he was apparently shocked when he was told the news. He initially travelled to Iran to study Farsi and Iranian history.

In a statement, Donald Trump said: “Mr Wang had been held under the pretence of espionage since August 2016. We thank our Swiss partners for their assistance in negotiating Mr Wang’s release with Iran.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/07/us-citizen-to-be-released-from-iranian-jail-in-prisoner-swap

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:50 PM

1. even when something good happens

Trump sounds like a fucking teenager when he tweets about i

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:35 PM

2. If Obama did this, he'd have been eviscerated by the right. n/t

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