4 May 2021

Is the US nearing agreement with Iran for prisoners’ release?

International Editor

There has been some speculation over the last few days that Iran and the United States may be approaching an agreement that could see the release of a number of dual nationals held in Iran in exchange for the return of Iranian assets in the US and a debt owed by the UK.

Both the British and US governments deny they’ll pay a ransom, but say they are pushing for their nationals’ freedom.