American Student Freed In Prisoner Swap After Spending 3 Years In Iranian Jail | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/08/2019

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Xiyue Wang had been held in an Iranian prison since 2016, after he was charged with espionage while in the country for graduate research. In exchange for Wang’s freedom, scientist Massoud Soleimani, who was accused of violating U.S. sanctions last year, was sent home to Iran.» Subscribe to NBC N...



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This was the moment: americans shiwei wong became a free man, hugging an american diplomat on a tarmac in switzerland. After being held in an iranian prison. Since 2016, the chinese-american had been charged with espionage. His family said he was there for graduate studies. Work on that same tarmac, the iranians got back a scientist massoud soleimani arrested in the us last year, accused of violat ...
ng us sanctions by attempting to export biological materials from the u. s. to iran. Returning today to a hero's welcome the exchange brokered by the swiss in 2017. Won'T face those espionage charges on iranian tv. His response delivered under apparent duress, the more knowledge the united states will possess about iran, the betterfor it for its policy towards iran. Today, his family overjoyed tweeting, our family is complete. Once again, our son shall fan - and i have waited three long years for this day at least four other americans remain detained or missing in iran, some of their families today expressing extreme disappointment, but clinging on to hope that their loved ones may be next.

It might have been a precursor as to what can be done. Bali or uzi joins us now from tehran. Olli. Where is wang right now? Well, jose tonight, wang is said to be in good condition being treated at an american military base in landstuhl germany, hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtubechannel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to Watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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