An Iranian deputy foreign minister elaborated on a prisoner swap that resulted in the release of three Iranian nationals jailed in Thailand in exchange for an Australian convict Kylie Moore-Gilbert after intensive tripartite diplomatic arrangements.
Yemen's warring parties agreed to exchange around 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, the United Nations and sources said on Sunday.
Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine started a full prisoner swap on Sunday, driving all remaining detainees in the five-year conflict to a handover point and starting to unload them.
US authorities have dropped charges against two researchers accused of attempting to export chemicals to Iran in violation of trade sanctions. The decision follows a prisoner swap in which the United States freed a third researcher who was charged alongside them – and imprisoned.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent proposal to swap prisoners with the US only includes American nationals jailed in Iran, not Britons or nationals of other countries, said his spokesman.
Iran has launched financial channels with a number of countries to conduct money transactions to confront the US sanctions, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati announced on Tuesday.