The United States and Iran have exchanged the two prisoners. The Sino-American Xiyue Wang, the taken 2016 in Iran and later for espionage was accused of was free, it was said on Saturday in Iranian government circles. The government in Washington had, in return, the Iranian Professor Massoud Soleimani to walk free.
Both men were flown back to their home countries, it said further. US President, Donald Trump has confirmed the release of Wang's.
Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif thanked all those Involved in the talks, but especially of Switzerland. Switzerland represents the diplomatic interests of the United States in Iran since the two countries have severed their relations shortly after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Glad that Professor Massoud Soleimani and Mr. Xiyue Wang will be joining their families shortly. Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government. pic.twitter.com/1TeZUL0CDG— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 7, 2019
Xiyue Wang is a US citizen, studied in Princeton and conducted research 2016 in Iran for his Dissertation, when he was arrested. Iran accused him of doing historical research cloaked spy, what is horseback riding with his family and the University of best.
The stem-cell expert Soleimani was arrested in October 2018 at the Chicago airport. The USA accuse him to have tried to bring the biological Material in Iran and of U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic because of its nuclear program failed.
Since the arrival of Trump have deteriorated the relations between the US and Iran significantly. The US President had announced, among other things, the international nuclear agreement with Tehran and imposed new sanctions. In Iran, at least four other Americans are imprisoned. Three of them also have Iranian citizenship.
Going home pic.twitter.com/HZHPDc20aj— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 7, 2019
Created: 07.12.2019, 13:09 PM