Iran-U.S. Announce Prisoner Deal

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    Iran, U.S. announce prisoner deal; end of sanctions nears


    VIENNA/DUBAI| BY LESLEY WROUGHTON AND SAM WILKIN

    Iran and the United States eased decades of tension on Saturday with the announcement of a prisoner deal as world powers prepared to lift crippling sanctions against Tehran in return for the curbing of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

    In an unusual move, President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranian-Americans charged for violating sanctions against Iran, a lawyer for one of the men said, while prosecutors moved to drop charges against four Iranians outside the United States.

    Iran will free five Americans including a Washington Post reporter and a Christian minister in a thawing of the cold relations between two countries which have frequently locked horns since Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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