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Iran’s state TV says deals reached to release prisoners

Iranian state TV is reporting that deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.

The state TV report quotes an anonymous official.

The official says a deal made between the US and Tehran will see a prisoner swap in exchange for the release of $7 billion frozen Iranian funds. Washington has not immediately acknowledged any deal.

State TV also quotes the official as saying a deal had been reached for the United Kingdom to pay 400 million pounds to see the release of a British-Iranian woman. The UK does not immediately acknowledge any such deal.

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