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'No deal' on US-Iran prisoner exchange: White House

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed "there's no deal" to free the Americans held by Iran.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House December 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. Sullivan spoke at length about the this week's upcoming U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, with dozens of African leaders visiting Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday pushed back on Iranian claims that the United States and Iran were nearing a deal to exchange prisoners. 

“There's no deal,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters. “And the last thing that we want to do is give false hope to families that have been waiting for a long time for their loved ones to come home.” 

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