June 4, 2020 / 7:06 PM / a month ago

Iran foreign minister confirms release of Iranian-American and U.S. Navy veteran

June 4 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed the release of an Iranian-American imprisoned in the United States and a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran in a tweet on Thursday.

“Pleased that Dr. Majid Taheri and Mr. White will soon be joining their families,” Zarif tweeted.

Michael White had been accused of a security-related charge in Iran and Taheri was imprisoned in the United States for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Sandra Maler

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