Craft said she hopes when they get on the plane later to return to NY "they're feeling great". The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. He had been facing charges of violating USA sanctions against Tehran.
"We also believe it's likely that the true figure could be higher, but we cannot speak to how high", Parodi said.
Iran is now holding at least four other USA citizens as prisoners, according to Reuters. "The single greatest mistake our country made in its history", he said, "was going into the quicksand of the Middle East".
We have seen reports that protesters have been subject to abuse and mistreatment during interrogations, arbitrary beatings, and rape. Certainly there might be a threat.
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"See, we can make a deal together!" wrote the USA leader, who was expected to welcome Wang in person when he finally arrives in the United States, after a stop in Germany for medical evaluations. But the world knows the truth, and Iranian leadership must come clean.
The official did not confirm where the troops would be sent or in what timeframe. The US has denied that he was a spy.
Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1.000 people in response to recent protests over gasoline-price hikes, a United States' official warned.
Amnesty International, in a report released on Monday, said at least 208 protesters were killed in the government's crackdown.
A United States official told the Associated Press that the swap took place in Zurich, and that Wang is headed to Landstuhl, Germany, where he will be examined by doctors before returning to the US.
Switzerland represents US diplomatic interests in Iran, since Washington and Tehran cut diplomatic ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
"This is the worst political crisis the regime has faced in its 40 years", he told reporters at the U.S. State Department on Wednesday. And they said who cares. The State Department has received videos of what happened next.
"This will be an important opportunity for the Council to demonstrate its commitment to enforcing Resolution 2231, especially given Iran's continued action and direct violations of the terms of this resolution", she said.
Diplomats said the USA has the minimum nine "yes" votes in the council required to hold the human rights meeting, but Craft said the US hasn't decided whether to go ahead on December 10. In this one incident alone, the regime murdered as many as a hundred Iranians and possibly more. The dead include 13- and 14-year-old children, he said.
"They then spray the protesters with bullets". They turned off their internet system. "People aren't hearing what's going on".
Alireza Miryousefi, a spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations, called the casualty numbers "purely speculative and highly inaccurate", while adding an investigation into the "disturbances" and "those affected, whether injured or killed" was ongoing.
In exchange for Wang's release, Professor Massoud Soleimani, who was arrested at a Chicago airport previous year and charged with violating trade sanctions against Iran, was headed home, too.
The US and Iran have conducted a prisoner swap in a rare sign of co-operation between the two countries. "Princeton also worked to directly support Wang, working to ensure that fellow students and faculty were able to remain in touch with Wang through regular, at times daily, phone calls".
There has been no widely accepted claim matching that estimate. "But we are learning more and more about how the Iranian regime treats its own people", he added. It published a list of 320 people it said it had identified so far as having been killed but did not provide proof.
The arch-enemies came to the brink of military confrontation in June this year when Iran downed a U.S. drone and Trump ordered retaliatory strikes before cancelling them at the last minute.
The pattern here is not that Iran's violence against protesters was outside of the norm for the region, but rather that many in the global community want to portray Iran's behavior as uniquely egregious, even if they are doing what other nations know they can get away with at any time. That campaign has been highlighted by the imposition of increasingly tough sanctions and an increase in rhetoric critical of Tehran and its leadership.
The State Department also offered a reward of up to $15 million for information on Abdul Reza Shahla'i, a senior commander in the IRGC-Quds Force. He said the swap showed the United States and Iran "can make a deal together".