Last Updated: September 18, 2023, 14:10 IST
Iran hopes that a prisoner swap with the United States will go ahead Monday when Tehran gains access to funds frozen by US ally South Korea, its foreign ministry spokesman said.
“We hope to have total access to the Iranian assets today,” said Nasser Kanani, referring to $6 billion in Iranian funds to be unfrozen as Iran releases five US citizens. “The prisoner exchange will take place on the same day and five Iranian citizens imprisoned in America will be released,” he told a Tehran press conference.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)