The Iranian foreign Ministry denied the exchange released in the USA on American scientist
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Musawi has denied reports that Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari, departing on Tuesday at the home of the United States, were released in the exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran.
"Assumptions about the exchange Asgari on another person are not accurate, his release is based on the withdrawal of the charges", - quotes the representative of the Iranian foreign local broadcaster IRIB.
Mousavi added that Iranian diplomats, the office for the protection of Iran's interests in Washington, and the mission of the Islamic Republic in new York also assisted in the liberation of the Iranian scientist.
It is expected that Cyrus Asgari will arrive in Iran on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that the plane with the scientist flew out of the United States. On Monday, Abbas Mousavi reported that Asgari has to return home in the coming days.
Asghari was arrested in the US in 2017 for charges of violating us sanctions against Iran. Despite the fact that the court in the US met Asgari, his still held in immigration jail under the pretext that his visa had expired during the process, and Asgari allegedly turned out to be an illegal migrant in the United States. Asgari said that he is willing to buy a ticket home.
The representative of the Iranian foreign Ministry said that the scientist for some time remained in the U.S. because of the situation with the spread of the coronavirus and the situation with flights to the United States.