Aug 17, 2022 12:56 UTC
  • Iran ready for swift implementation of prisoner swap deal with US: Kan’ani

Iran has expressed its readiness for swift implementation of a prisoner swap deal with the US, while warning Washington against tying the issue of the release of Iranian prisoners in the US to irrelevant issues.

In a statement on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan’ani reaffirmed Tehran's commitment and determination to implement the deal concerning the issue of prisoners, calling on the US to fulfill its commitments than "performing theatrical shows".

“The Islamic Republic has, through various channels, repeatedly announced its readiness to the American side to address the issue of the prisoners regardless of the JCPOA,” the spokesman asserted, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

He urged the US to release jailed Iranian citizens without any conditions.

“We are ready to enable emancipation and expeditious return of the innocent Iranians, who have fallen victim to the injustice [practiced] by the US’s legal establishment based on the hollow accusation of [their] violating the oppressive and illegal American sanctions,” Kan’ani added.