US 'Stuck To Its Guns' On Iran Prisoner Release: Freed Detainee's Brother

January 18, 2016 11:15 PM

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US 'Stuck To Its Guns' On Iran Prisoner Release: Freed Detainee's Brother

Iranian authorities "continued to manipulate" Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian until the moment he was released with four other Americans in a prisoner swap over the weekend, his brother said on Monday.

A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN.

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