The story: Iran and the US have exchanged prisoners in Qatar. The swap, first announced last month, was implemented after Doha confirmed that it had received some 5.5B EUR of Iranian funds that had been frozen in South Korea due to US sanctions. Despite the release of its assets, Tehran has said it will pursue damages from Seoul.
The swap notably coincides with the Iranian president’s arrival in New York, where he is due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19. As the prisoner exchange was being broadcast live by major news networks, Amwaj.media has learned, Ebrahim Raisi was meeting with journalists and media executives at his hotel in Manhattan.
The details: Amwaj.media late on Sept. 17 exclusively reported that the swap was due to be implemented in the afternoon on...
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