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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, Hossein Fereydoun, was sent to prison on Wednesday to serve his sentence for bribery.
Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the Russian journalist held in Iran was detained last week for a visa violation and not for spying.
Iran has released British-Australian woman Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend, Mark Firkin, after dropping all charges against them, Canberra confirmed Saturday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mouavi has dismissed “interventionist” remarks by his French counterpart regarding Fariba Adelkhah, an Iranian national currently serving term in prison.
The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.
The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.
As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the British mission to New York seeks to hold a session regarding British-Iranians held in Iran over espionage for the UK.