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American student Xiyue Wang freed in Iran prisoner swap

Added 12-07-19 07:18:03am EST - “TEHRAN, Iran ?" Iran's foreign minister said Saturday a detained Princeton graduate student will be exchanged for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough between Tehr?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “American student Xiyue Wang freed in Iran prisoner swap”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday a detained Princeton graduate student will be exchanged for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement on Twitter. The trade involves graduate student Xiyue Wang and scientist Massoud Soleimani.

“Glad that Professor Massoud Soleimani and Mr. Xiyue Wang will be joining their families shortly,” Zarif wrote. “Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government.”

In his tweet, Zarif confirmed rumors that had been circulating for days that a deal was in the works to free Wang.

There was no immediate acknowledgment of the trade by the U.S. Lawyers involved in the cases could not be immediately reached. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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