The story: After being detained over alleged security offenses, sentenced and then subjected to a travel ban for more than six years, Iran has permitted Iranian-American dual national Baquer Namazi to leave the country to seek medical help. The authorities have also agreed to a renewable week-long furlough for Namazi’s jailed son, Siamak.
State-affiliated media in Iran insist that the US has agreed to release some of Iran's frozen assets in exchange for the prisoner releases, but Washington has outright denied this.
The coverage: The spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general announced on Oct. 1 that Antonio Guterres had successfully appealed to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to secure the release of 85-year-old Baquer Namazi...
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