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News code: 28701
Published Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019 - 10:14:36
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Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court
IRAN  - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Tehran was "fully ready" for a full prisoner exchange with the United States.

Zarif's comments on Monday came two days after the US and Iran swapped prisoners in a rare act of cooperation between the longtime foes.

"After getting our hostage back this week, fully ready for comprehensive prisoner exchange," Zarif wrote on Twitter, while in Istanbul.

"The ball is in the US' court," he added.

Saturday's exchange involved Xiyue Wang, a Chinese-born US citizen held in Iran since 2016, and Massoud Soleimani, an Iranian scientist detained in the US.

Following the swap, which was negotiated indirectly and took place in neutral Switzerland, US President Donald Trump thanked Iran for what he called a "very fair negotiation" after the transaction.

 

News Code: 28701
Published Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019 - 10:14:36
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