Iran Identifies 5 Prisoners It Wants from U.S. in Swap for Iranian-Americans and $6 Billion

(AP) Jon Gambrell - Iran on Tuesday identified the five prisoners it wants freed in the U.S. in exchange for five Iranian-Americans now held in Tehran and $6 billion in Iranian assets held by South Korea. The Iranians are: Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, charged in 2021 with failing to register as a foreign agent on Iran's behalf while lobbying U.S. officials on issues like nuclear policy. Mehrdad Ansari, sentenced to 63 months in prison in 2021 for obtaining equipment that could be used in missiles, electronic warfare, nuclear weapons and other military gear. Amin Hasanzadeh, whom prosecutors charged in 2019 with stealing engineering plans from his employer to send to Iran. Reza Sarhangpour Kafrani, charged in 2021 over unlawfully exporting laboratory equipment to Iran. Kambiz Attar Kashani, sentenced in February to 30 months in prison for purchasing "sophisticated, top-tier U.S. electronic equipment and software" through front companies in the UAE.

2023-09-14 00:00:00

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