US-Iran prisoner swap

An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, is in “good spirits” after being freed from Iranian custody, a senior administration official said Saturday.

Chinese-born Xiyue Wang is in “good health,” “very, very good humor” and “good spirits” and will take a “brief break in Germany,” the official said, before they expect him to soon return home. Wang on Saturday arrived in Germany and is undergoing a medical evaluation at the US Army-operated Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, a frequent stop for recently released Americans who had been held in overseas prisons, for an indeterminate period of time, a separate US official told CNN.

Iran released Wang in a prisoner swap between the two countries, with the US freeing Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani. US law enforcement arrested the Iranian stem cell scientist in fall 2018 upon his landing in Chicago, according to Iran’s state-run Press TV.

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