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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi announced the release of a US citizen Michael White, who was imprisoned on security charges in Iran, on Thursday.

Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that Michael White compensated the plaintiffs and was released with Islamic kindness and considering human rights considerations, and left Iran on Thursday.

Mousavi added, "Simultaneously with White's release, Majid Taheri, an Iranian scientist who was imprisoned in the United States for false reasons, was released too."

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman also noted that "After coronavirus spread, according to the order of the head of the Judiciary Ebrahim Raisi, White was given furlough, but as long as he had no one in Iran, he was handed over to the US interests section in Iran, i.e. the Embassy of Switzerland. As he had some symptoms of the virus, he was totally examined and after making sure that he was not sick, the freedom verdict was implemented."

Confirming the release of Iranian scientist Majid Taheri from US prison, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last night said that this can happen for all prisoners.

Majid Taheri was sentenced to 16 months in prison for circumventing unilateral anti-Iranian sanctions.

On Wednesday, Another Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari who had been imprisoned in the United States has returned to the country.


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