Iran confirms talks with US on prisoners

Iran confirms talks with US on prisoners

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Iran acknowledged discussing the fate of detained dual nationals with the United States, saying there have been “positive results” for prisoner trades in the past. Comments by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi mark the first official government acknowledgement of discussing prisoners with the U.S. at a recent meeting in Vienna. That meeting last week focused on implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, and Ghasemi remarked that Iran had no mandate for negotiation with the U.S. on non-nuclear issues, but said that swapping prisoners in the past “for humanitarian reasons” had “positive results too.”