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Iran confirms prisoner exchange ‘negotiations’ with US

Iran confirms ongoing “negotiations” with the United States over a potential prisoner swap, after a US official said Washington is working to release its detained citizens.

The US envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, said on Saturday that President Joe Biden insists on the release of all Americans and will not accept a “partial deal.”

Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei confirms the talks and says Tehran calls for the release of all Iranian prisoners, not just those held in the US.

Iran “is ready to swap all political prisoners in exchange for freeing all Iranian prisoners across the world,” he says at a televised press conference, including those “who have been detained upon US orders.”

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