“Liberating Us citizens held captive is of very important relevance to my Administration, and we will continue to operate challenging to deliver property all our citizens wrongfully held captive overseas,” Trump explained in a statement.
Xiyue Wang, a Princeton College PhD university student, was conducting study in Tehran when he was arrested there on espionage expenses in August 2016. Wang was sent to Iran’s infamous Evin Jail and sentenced to 10 years.
In exchange for Wang’s release, the US freed Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani.
Soleimani, an Iranian stem cell scientist, was arrested by US law enforcement on landing in Chicago in slide 2018, according to Iran’s condition-operate Press Television.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif introduced early Saturday that the two academics would be “signing up for their families soon.”