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Iran: Americans Seek Swap for Rezaian

U.S. officials have reportedly approached Tehran about a deal to exchange Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for other detainees, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying Sunday. “Some Americans contact us sometimes, asking us to exchange him with other detainees, but the sentence has not been announced yet,” said judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, according to Iran’s Fars news agency. Ejei did not say which U.S.-held prisoners would be considered in a potential swap. A senior White House official would not comment on the claim. Rezaian, a 39-year-old Iranian American, was convicted and jailed in Iran on spying charges in 2014. Iran has refused to announce the sentence.