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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Is the US nearing agreement with Iran for prisoners’ release?” – below is their description.
There has been some speculation over the last few days that Iran and the United States may be approaching an agreement that could see the release of a number of dual nationals held in Iran in exchange for the return of Iranian assets in the US and a debt owed by the UK.
Both the British and US governments deny they’ll pay a ransom, but say they are pushing for their nationals’ freedom.
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Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.