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Iran hard-line press says Tehran will release US prisoners for unfrozen assets

The US State Department has denied reports from three hard-line outlets that billions of dollars in Iranian funds are to be unblocked in exchange for Tehran releasing three imprisoned Iranian-Americans.
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Iran and the United states have reached a deal that will see billions of dollars in Iranian funds unblocked in exchange for three Americans held in Iran, three leading conservative outlets have reported.

IRNA, Fars News and Farhikhtegan cited "informed sources" as confirming that the agreement would allow Iran to access a "significant amount" of its funds frozen due to US sanctions.

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