US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans
US denies reports Iran poised to free four Americans

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a televised speech on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of 1978 revolt in Qom which ignited the Iranian Revolution, January 8, 2021. — Iran’s Supreme Leader handout pic via AFP

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WASHINGTON, May 3 — A senior White House official on Sunday denied reports from Tehran that an agreement had been reached with Iran for the release of four Americans detained there.

“I can tell you, unfortunately, that report is untrue,” White House chief of staff Ron Klain said on CBS’ Face the Nation.

“There is no agreement to release these four Americans. We’re working very hard to get them released. So far there is no agreement to bring these four Americans home.”

Klain’s comments followed reports on Iranian state television, quoting “an informed source,” that the US side had agreed to release US$7 billion (RM29 billion) in frozen Iranian funds and free four Iranians accused of bypassing sanctions in exchange for the release of four Americans accused of spying.

State TV also reported that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual national who has been held in the country since 2016, was being freed after “payment of military debt.”

But British officials played down the report, with the foreign office saying discussions were “ongoing.”

Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard Ratcliffe told AFP that they “haven’t been given any private indication that an agreement is close.”

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was initially detained while on holiday in Iran in 2016, when she was working as a project manager for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency and data firm’s philanthropic wing.

Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei made no mention of any agreement in a speech Sunday.

Klain, the US chief of staff, was asked on CBS whether Iranian officials might have leaked the reports to increase political pressure on the Biden administration.

“No,” he replied. “Again, we’re working hard to bring these Americans home. When we get that done, we’ll obviously be delighted to announce that news.”

The dueling reports came a day after parties to the Iran nuclear agreement adjourned a third round of negotiations in Vienna aimed at bringing the US back into the accord, and as Russian delegates expressed “cautious and growing optimism” for a solution.

The agreement, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, has been on life support since then US president Donald withdrew in 2018.

The remaining partners to the 2015 accord have been engaged in negotiations since early April to try to revive it. — AFP

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