The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has once again accused the United States of using a deal on prisoner swap to score political goals.
Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said Tehran believes in dialogue and constructive interaction.
Exchanging prisoners between Iran and the United States is not on the agenda of the Vienna nuclear deal talks between Tehran and the P4+1 group of countries, a senior Russian diplomat has said.
The Lebanese news network, Al Mayadeen reported that the Islamic Republic has agreed to release four Americans accused of spying for the CIA. In exchange, Washington will release four detained Iranians, in addition to unfreezing $7 billion of Iranian assets in the U.S.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday welcomed a recent agreement between Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and the Saudi-backed former government to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners.
Iran and the US exchanged prisoners on Thursday in a deal involving an Iranian doctor and a US Navy veteran.
Iran dismissed speculation that Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been released from a US prison as part of a prisoner exchange between Tehran and Washington.
Iran said Sunday it is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States "with no preconditions" but that Washington was yet to respond.
Iranian deputy minister of the Judiciary for human rights and international affairs said Sunday that Iran is ready to develop its judiciary cooperation with Turkey in multiple aspects, including prisoner swap.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s proposal to exchange prisoners with the United States is serious, but it was nothing new.