US State Department spokesperson Ned Price denies a prisoner swap has been agreed upon with Iran.
“Reports that a prisoner swap deal has been reached are not true,” Price says. “As we have said, we always raise the cases of Americans detained or missing in Iran. We will not stop until we are able to reunite them with their families.”
Tehran holds four known Americans now in prison. They include Baquer and Siamak Namazi, environmentalist Morad Tahbaz and Iranian-American businessman Emad Shargi.