Iran releases 4 in exchange for 7
Iran Says U.S. Will Release 7 Men; Exchange For 4 Americans!
Iranian prisoners' stories:
Bahram Mechanic- Was arrested last April for allegedly sending electronic information from the American company that he was a part of, Smart Power Systems, and also another company he owned in Iran.
-Bahram's nephews, Tooraj Faridi and his associate Khosrow Afghahi were also arrested for providing equipment from Iran's nuclear agencies.
Why the story on the prisoner exchange was held from public til now?
Of the four Americans in question, three were known to be alive. Robert Levinson, the fourth man, was widely presumed to be dead. One of the four men was Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who had covered the Iran nuclear talks. Rezaian was being held on baseless charges of espionage in order to try to extract concessions from the Americans. Our source, Foster, was upset that the U.S. had failed to secure the Americans’ release as part of the nuclear deal, and it was his understanding that the talks had since collapsed. But as we reported out the tip, we discovered that the talks had never really stopped.