The United States and Iran have exchanged the two prisoners. The step was taken on Saturday in Switzerland, such as the Department of foreign Affairs DFA confirmed on request.
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.
the images showed Iran's Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with the released Iranian Professor Massoud Soleimani at Zurich airport the outside. Both men were flown back to their home countries.
Both Sarif, as well as US President, Donald Trump, and US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo thanked Switzerland, which had brokered the prisoner exchange. The US and Iran have cut their diplomatic relations decades ago. The Swiss Embassy in Tehran represents the US interests in the country.
We will not rest until we bring every American detained in Iran and around the world back home to their loved ones. We thank the Swiss government for facilitating the return of Mr. Wang, and are pleased the Iranian government has been constructive in this matter. (2/2)— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 7, 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Bern, a photo of the Ambassador Edward McMullen published on Saturday on Twitter at Zurich airport with the Americans Xiyue Wang. This was taken in 2016 in Iran and accused of spying. Wang had been taken in 2016, during a trip in Iran for alleged espionage and sentenced to ten years in prison. The doctoral student of the US University of Princeton held for the purposes of research in Iran and has rejected the Espionage charges against him vehemently.
The scientists Soleimani, was arrested in 2018 at the time of his entry into Chicago. He wanted to participate in Minnesota at a biomedical Seminar. He was accused that he wanted to smuggle biomedical Material in Iran and of U.S. sanctions have failed.
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
Created: 07.12.2019, 20:07 PM