18 Sep 2023, 20:30

Biden grants clemency to Iranians as US confirms prisoner swap

NEW YORK, Sept 18, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - The United States on Monday confirmed a swap of prisoners with Iran and said that President Joe Biden had granted clemency to five Iranians jailed or awaiting trial for non-violent crimes.

A US official said that Biden, in taking the politically risky move, would also impose new sanctions on Iran's intelligence ministry and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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