Iranian official hints at new US prisoner exchange

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 6:48 PM

S.-Iranian citizens and an Iranian consultant to the U. N. arrested in the United States. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi as saying Sun that he's "heard words from here and there though nothing has been officially conveyed to the judiciary."Ejehi was asked about a possible exchange involving Siamak Namazi, jailed in Iran for "cooperation with the hostile government of the United States." His father, Baquer, is jailed on unannounced charges.

Iranian official hints at new US prisoner exchange

Iran'south judiciary spokesman has raised the opportunity of a prisoner exchange involving two U. S.-Iranian citizens and an Iranian consultant to the U. N. arrested in the United States.

The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi as saying Sun that he's "heard words from here and there though nothing has been officially conveyed to the judiciary."

Ejehi was asked about a possible exchange involving Siamak Namazi, jailed in Iran for "cooperation with the hostile government of the United States." His father, Baquer, is jailed on unannounced charges.

The consultant, Ahmad Sheikhzadeh, was arrested in March for sanctions violations.

Iran released five Americans in January, including a WA Post journalist, after the U. S. dropped sentences, charges or warrants against twenty-one Iranians.

U. S. executive declined to comment on the report.

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