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Secretary of State downplays reports of Iran hostage deal – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-04 16:01:12 –

Progress is being made between the United States and Iran to regain the two countries in line with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with international leaders for the G7 summit in London on Tuesday, but he downplays reports of an imminent deal with Iran.

Nonetheless, two of Congress’s biggest supporters of the nuclear deal, Democratic Senators Chris Coons and Chris Murphy, are currently touring the Middle East.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined his counterpart yesterday for a press conference in London, and he also addressed reports coming out of Iran regarding American prisoners being held in the country.

Iran says it has signed a deal to return the hostages to the United States in exchange for billions of dollars, but Blinken says that is not true.

“I’m not a higher priority than arbitrarily detained Americans, returning American hostages to the United States, and that’s all over,” he said. “And, as Dominique said, the reports coming out of Teheran are not accurate. We are very closely involved in this issue and will continue to do so.”

The exchange of these types of prisoners is common, but is now playing a more important role between the two countries as discussions continue on the nuclear deal.

This story was originally reported by Eliana Moreno on Newsy.com.



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