WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump thanked Iran for the release of the American student and said it shows the possibility of reaching agreements between the two countries.
“Thank you to Iran for very honest negotiations. See, we can make a deal together!”- Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump has been unsuccessfully seeking talks with the Iranian side on the nuclear program and other issues for a long time. The US under Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran.
Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that the US and Iran exchanged prisoners. Iran has released American student Wang Xiyue, who was accused of espionage, and the US has dropped charges against Iranian biologist Masoud Suleimani, who was accused of violating US sanctions against Iran.