The request by the US for a spy exchange has been submitted to Iran’s Judiciary, but Tehran has not responded to it yet.
The justice minister said a majority of prisoners and most legal cases in the Iranian courts are related to drug offenses.
Ghoncheh Qavami has been freed on bail until the appeals court hands down the final verdict.
The Judiciary chief has expressed support for Iran's nuclear team, saying the Iranian nation will not give in to the other side’s excessive demands.
The Italian prosecutors called for a 30-year jail term for the Indian flatmates of an Iranian girl who was strangled.
The Iranian judiciary says serious measures will be taken by officials to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of recent acid attacks in Isfahan.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted prison terms of a number of convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts on the eve of Eid al-Fitr.