Iranian government releases five Americans as U.S. sanctions lifted
- Four of the released, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, were dual Iranian-American citizens released as part of a U.S.-Iran prisoner exchange.
- A fifth American, student Matthew Trevithick, was released separately.
- The exchange comes as the U.S. lifts its sanctions as a part of its agreement with Iran to halt its nuclear development program.
“Iran Frees 4 Americans, Including Jason Rezaian, in Prisoner Swap” (The New York Times)
“Iran frees Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 4 other Americans, officials say” (The Washington Post)
“Iran separately releases fifth American: U.S. official” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post, via The New York Times)