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Seven Iranians freed in the prisoner swap have not returned to Iran

21st Century Wire says…

This week, the historic international Iranian Nuclear Deal was punctuated by a two-way prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran, but it didn’t end quite the way everyone expected.

On the Iranian side, one of the U.S. citizens who was detained in Iran, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, has stayed in Iran, but on the U.S. side – all 7 of the Iranians held in U.S. prisons DID NOT show up to their flight to Geneva for the prisoner exchange – with at least 3 electing to stay in the U.S…

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TEHRAN SIDE: In Iran, 5 U.S. prisoners were released, with 4 of them making their way to Germany via Switzerland.

  • The seven former inmates did not show for a flight to Switzerland 
  • Were set to travel to Geneva where the prisoner swap would take place
  • Attorneys for three of the Iranians confirmed they’re still in America 
  • Six of the seven had dual citizenship and many had family living in the U.S. 
  • It is not known where the other four are currently residing   
  • One of the American prisoners freed in Tehran decided to stay in Iran  

Will Robinson
Daily Mail

None of the Iranians freed in the prisoner swap have returned home and could still be in the United States, it has been reported.

The seven former inmates, who were released as part of a deal with the Islamic republic, did not show up to get a flight to Geneva, Switzerland, where the exchange was set to take place on Sunday.

Three of the Iranians have decided to stay in the United States, ABC reported, with some moving in with their families. However it is not known where the other four are.

Three of the Americans who had been detained in Iran – Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini – left Tehran at around 7am the same day, but weren’t met by their counterparts in Switzerland…

Continue this story at the Mail Online

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