A prisoner swap between the USA and Iran was anticipated to happen on Monday, in response to a spokesman for the Iranian Overseas Ministry, after two years of high-stakes negotiations.
As a part of the deal, the USA had agreed to unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue and dismiss federal prices towards a number of Iranians accused of violating U.S. sanctions.
The announcement at a information convention in Tehran from the spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, got here as President Biden and Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president, had been to attend the annual United Nations Basic Meeting assembly of world leaders on Tuesday. The spokesman’s remarks had been revealed on the web site of the Iranian information company ISNA.
Mr. Kanaani mentioned 5 Iranians, a number of of whom are everlasting residents of the USA, had been anticipated to be launched. It was not instantly clear precisely how lots of the Iranians would return to Iran, though Mr. Kanaani mentioned it could be two.