“In recent weeks, intense negotiations have been underway, brokered by a country in the region, for the release of Iranian and American prisoners,” the semi-official news agency said, without specifying which country mediated.
It also states that “billions of dollars of Iranian assets frozen due to US sanctions will soon be released.”
Iran said in August it was willing to trade with the United States after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tweeted that “Siamak Namazi spent 2,500 days of illegal detainees” in Iran, and Washington was determined to secure the freedom of all Americans held by its Iran. Middle East adversary.
Tehran has been seeking the release of more than a dozen Iranians in the United States, including seven Iranian-American dual citizens, two Iranians with US permanent residence, and four Iranian citizens without legal status in the United States.