Iran says four 'dual-nationals' freed in prisoner swop

A file photo of Jason Rezaian. (AP)
A file photo of Jason Rezaian. (AP)

Tehran - Iran said on Saturday that four Iranian dual nationals had been freed as part of a prisoner exchange in line with national interests at the order of the country's top security committee.

No names were immediately released in a statement from the judiciary outlining the decision, but among Iranian-American citizens in custody is Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent.

The announcement came as Iran and world powers led by the United States were expected to finally implement last July's nuclear deal, which will lift international sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic.

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