U.S. prisoners leave Iran for U.S. base as Obama hails win for diplomacy




 
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U.S. prisoners leave Iran for U.S. base as Obama hails win for diplomacy
 
January 17th, 2016  
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U.S. prisoners leave Iran for U.S. base as Obama hails win for diplomacy
By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran for a U.S. base in Germany on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal that President Barack Obama said had cut off Tehran's path to a nuclear bomb. In a sign of sustained readiness to track Iranian compliance with remaining United Nations curbs, the United States imposed fresh sanctions on 11 companies and individuals for supplying Iran's ballistic missile program. Iran conducted a precision-guided ballistic missile test last October, violating a U.N. ban.




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