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Swiss diplomats aid Iran-US prisoner swap

National News // Dec. 9, 2019

Swiss diplomats were heavily involved with negotiating a prisoner swap between Iran and the United States.

Pixabay Swiss diplomats aid Iran-US prisoner swap

The US ambassador to Switzerland, Ed McMullen, praised the work by the diplomats saying on Swiss TV, they’d done a ‘great job’.

The two prisoners were exchanged on the tarmac at Zurich airport.

One was a US historian who had been held in Tehran since 2016 and the other was an Iranian medical researcher who had been arrested in the US.

Talks on the swap had been going on for some time – but were especially intense over the last three weeks.

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