A new one has been added to the news of the prisoner exchange between Iran and the USA. Al Meyadin channel, which is based in Lebanon and known for its proximity to Iran, claimed that the US and Iran agreed on a mutual exchange of prisoners. The report, based on an unnamed source, claimed that Iran would release 4 US citizens accused of spying in exchange for 4 Iranian prisoners held in the US, and the US would return $ 7 billion of frozen Iranian funds.
LIE FROM THE USA
US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price denied the news about prisoner swap in the press, saying, “The reports that a prisoner swap agreement has been reached are not true.” “As we said, we always bring up Americans who are detained or disappeared in Iran. We will not stop until we reunite them with their families, ”he said.
On the other hand, Ron Klain, the General Secretary of the White House, stated in a television program he attended that the news that an agreement was reached in the prisoner exchange was not true and that there was no agreement on the release of 4 US citizens detained in Iran. “We are working hard to release them,” said Klain, “We always bring this up, but so far there is no agreement.”
ALLEGED “400 MILLION POUND MAY BE RELEASED”
Iranian state television claimed that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-British citizen, who has been detained in Iran since April 3, 2016, could be released for 400 million pounds, on the news that it relied on police units.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to 5 years in prison and released after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. Last week, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to one more year in prison for “making propaganda against the system” for participating in a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, the capital city of England, in 2009.
LIE FROM THE UK
The British Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, denied the news about the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe, served by Iranian state television, and stated that such an agreement was not made between Iran and Britain.