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The White House denies the transfer of prisoners to Iran

Iranian media have reported that the United States wants to exchange four prisoners with the country and release the blocked accounts. But the White House did not want to know about it.

The United States They dismissed a media report that they were dealing with Iran Have arranged for a prisoner transfer. “The report is not true,” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein told CBS on Sunday. The United States will raise the issue of prisoners against Iran on a regular basis. Iranian state television has previously reported that the Islamic Republic has agreed to deport four U.S. citizens accused of spying. In return, the United States will release four Iranians and release $ 7 billion worth of Iranian assets.

In addition, state television reported that Iran had agreed to release British-Iranian development aid worker Nathan’s Zakari-Radcliffe. I will do it in return England Pay $ 400 million in debt to Iran. The Thomson Reuters Foundation project manager was arrested in 2016 after meeting his parents in southern Iran. The 42-year-old British woman was accused of spying. After serving five years in prison, he was convicted again last month of participating in a protest twelve years ago and interviewing the BBC’s Persian language version, which is banned in Iran.

Great Britain: No new affairs

The UK government on Sunday underestimated their report of impending release. “Legal discussions continue,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement. The prisoner’s family initially had no information about a release. “We did not ask for anything,” her husband Richard Radcliffe told the UK News Agency.

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Negotiations are currently underway in Vienna to renew the nuclear deal with Iran. Great Britain, Iran and, presumably, the United States are also involved. European diplomats are said to be dissatisfied with the talks so far. “We have a lot more to do, but for a while. In this context, we would have hoped for more progress this week,” top diplomatic sources said on Saturday. Representatives of Germany, Great Britain and France said at the end of the third round of talks in Vienna that there was still no agreement on key issues. The purpose of the talks is to draw up a blueprint for Washington lifting sanctions against Iran and Tehran once again restricting its nuclear program.

Negotiators are under time pressure. In Iran, a new president will be elected in June. Pragmatic Hassan Rouhani No longer running after two terms. It is very difficult to resolve the nuclear conflict with the election campaign, a new president or a new negotiating team after the election.