12/7/2019, 1:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran releases US student in prisoner swap - Trump

The United States and Iran completed a prisoner exchange as American student Xiyue Wang and Iranian professor Massoud Soleimani are about to reunite with their families, both countries said on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump confirmed the exchange, thanking "Swiss partners for their assistance in negotiating Mr. Wang’s release with Iran." Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed he is "glad" that both prisoners were released.

Wang, a fourth-year doctoral student of history at Princeton University, was arrested and convicted for espionage in 2017, receiving a ten-year sentence.

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