WASHINGTON, May 2. /TASS/. The reports that a prisoner swap agreement has been reached by the US and Iran are not true, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price told TASS on Sunday.
"Reports that a prisoner swap deal has been reached are not true," Price said.
"As we have said, we always raise the cases of Americans detained or missing in Iran. We will not stop until we are able to reunite them with their families," he added.
Later President Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain also refuted the report that a deal had been struck. "Unfortunately, that report is untrue. There is no agreement to release these four Americans. We're working very hard to get them released. We raise this with Iran and our interlocutors all the time. But so far, there's no agreement to bring these four Americans home," he told CBS.
The Al Mayadeen TV channel reported earlier with reference to Iranian sources that the US authorities may unfreeze $7 bln worth of Iranian assets within the deal with Tehran. Washington and Tehran also plan to exchange detained persons and free four people from each side, according to the report. Meanwhile Reuters reported with reference to Iran’s state television that a representative of the Iranian administration confirmed the prisoner swap with the US.