Plane carrying freed Americans leaves Iran

Jason Rezaian. (Molly Riley, AP)
Jason Rezaian. (Molly Riley, AP)

Washington - A senior US official says the plane carrying Americans who had been imprisoned by Iran, has left Tehran.

The Obama administration official isn't saying whether all four Americans freed in a prisoner swap, were on the plane, just that those "who wished to depart Iran have left".

The publisher of The Washington Post confirmed that reporter Jason Rezaian had "safely left the country" with his wife after a "545-day nightmare".


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