Iran’s Zarif says jailed Iranian and Chinese-American will be swapped soon

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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif reacts during a news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Chinese-American detained in Iran in 2016 and later charged for spying will soon be united with his family while an imprisoned Iranian will be released by Washington in return, Iran’s foreign minister said on Saturday.

“Glad that Professor Massoud Soleimani and Mr. Xiyue Wang will be joining their families shortly. Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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