Rabii: Talks with Washington Ongoing to Free Iranian Prisoners
Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabii says the Vienna talks are still ongoing, and confirms that talks with the United States are still on with regards to freeing Iranian prisoners.
In his weekly press conference, Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabii said that "talks are ongoing to free Iranian prisoners within the framework of Iran's interests, and we will announce the results later."
Rabii added that working from a humane perspective, Iran has repeatedly announced that it is ready to swap requested prisoners in exchange for freeing all Iranian prisoners across the world, including those detained upon US orders. However, the US administration insists on keeping them hostage.
Rabii also noted that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has followed the matter of the Iran-US prisoner exchange for a while and that the Biden administration has been pursuing the matter since it came to power.
As for the Vienna talks, the Spokesperson said, "The talks are still ongoing, and when we reach acceptable results, the Foreign Ministry will announce them."
Regarding the explosion that took place in a park in North Tehran, Rabii said reports indicate that the reason behind the Mellat Park incident was the explosion of a large amount of fuel and diesel that had been buried in the park. Authorities are still investigating the matter.
According to Rabii, the Mellat Park incident does not look like the recent acts of sabotage in the country, and there is no evidence suggesting that the matter is security-related.