U.S. prisoners leave Iran, arrive in Germany, as Obama hails win for diplomacy




 
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U.S. prisoners leave Iran, arrive in Germany, as Obama hails win for diplomacy
 
January 18th, 2016  
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U.S. prisoners leave Iran, arrive in Germany, as Obama hails win for diplomacy
By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - Three Iranian-Americans arrived in Germany after leaving Tehran on Sunday in a prisoner swap that followed the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a deal U.S. President Barack Obama said 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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