Iran to Release U.S. Permanent Resident, Lebanon Says

Posted by on June 6, 2019 12:29 am
Categories: US Politics

The Iranian government has agreed to release Nizar Zakka, a U.S. permanent resident and a Lebanese citizen, who has been imprisoned in Tehran for nearly 3 ½ years, according to the Lebanese government.
The Lebanese foreign minister issued a statement Tuesday saying that negotiations have reached a breakthrough and that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has agreed to extradite Zakka, a 52-year-old IT expert who had lived for years in Washington, D.C., to Lebanon before his release.
“After long and intensive mediation, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon contacted the Minister of Foreign…

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