Iran says detained 3 US citizens may be swapped

President Ahmadinejad said three U.S. citizens detained in Iran and charged with spying may be swapped with jailed Iranians in the United States.

Iran says detained 3 US citizens may be swapped

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday three U.S. citizens detained in Iran and charged with spying may be swapped with jailed Iranians in the United States.

"We do not like to have any person in jail. Some discussions are going on to swap the three with jailed Iranians in America," Ahmadinejad told state TV. He did not clarify whether the discussions were held with U.S. officials.

The three were detained after they strayed into Iran from northern Iraq at the end of July, further complicating relations between Tehran and Washington that were already deadlocked over Iran's nuclear programme.

Reuters

Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2010, 11:17
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