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Iran State TV Announces ‘Prisoner Swap Deal’ for Four Americans Held in Iran


Iran State TV station FARS announced Saturday morning that four American dual-nationality prisoners were released from Iranian custody in a “prisoner swap” with the United States.

While the state media organization did not reveal the names of the released prisoners, here are five known Americans currently held in Iran:

  • The Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian
  • U.S. contractor Robert Levinson
  • Pastor Saeed Abedini
  • Former Marine Amir Hekmati
  • Businessman Siamak Namazi

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