Iran frees Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 3 others in prisoner swap deal

Iran frees Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 3 others in prisoner swap deal

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UPDATED: 1:53 p.m. ET

Iran has freed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three others in a prisoner swap deal, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency said Saturday, as diplomats prepare to implement a historic nuclear agreement.

A U.S. official confirmed the release of the four prisoners to CNN, and said they were being flown to Switzerland from Iran.

Senior diplomats are expected to announce the lifting of sanctions on Iran later Saturday as the nuclear agreement is implemented. The deal made with six world powers will take effect when the International Atomic Energy Agency certifies that Iran has met its commitments to curtail its nuclear energy program. Read more…

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