US National Security Adviser Attributes Princeton Scholar's Release To Pressure On Iran
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Sun 08th December 2019 | 10:50 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 08th December, 2019) US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Sunday the government's policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran helped secure the release of a US graduate student who had been held in Iran for three years.
Xiyue Wang from Princeton University freed on Saturday in a prisoner swap that also saw Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani being released from an Atlanta prison where he was being held for allegedly breaching US sanctions.
Four other Americans are believed to be in Iranian prisons. The US channel identified them as father and son Siamak and Baquer Namazi, navy veteran Michael White and former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who has been held in Iran for 12 years.