New York-US and Iran have exchanged prisoners after the US released an Iranian-detained Iranian scientist, and the Iranian government has released a US military officer who has spent several years in Iran.
President Donald Trump confirmed Iran’s release and thanked the Tehran government for the release of American citizens. President Trump said in a statement on his Twitter account, on the other hand that the release of a US naval officer shows a breach of the prisoner exchange agreement.
Michael White, a former US Navy SEAL who was released by Iran, has been jailed for two years in an Iranian prison and was arrested in 2018, arguing he wanted to meet a woman he was in contact with. Iran has not been disclosed as to why the detainee was detained by Iranian intelligence officials, who viewed it as a spy.
Meanwhile, the US has released Iranian scientist Dr Sirous Asgari, a professor, scientist and engineer, and was welcomed by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Dr Sirous Asgari, a professor, scientist and engineer, was arrested in 2013, at the time as a professor at Case Western Reserve University in the United States, after being issued a warrant by the FBI for allegedly staging a US university. Stealing important materials and scientific discoveries.
He has appeared in court several times. Asgari, in addition to his country, has spoken to the International Human Rights and Media Agency, for example the Associated Press, in a report published on 4 April 2018, citing the case of Iranian scientists as FBI officials. misleading the judge, referring him to the truth when a Federal Court judge said I had e-mailed Dr. Asgari was not used in the trial, and said FBI agent Timothy Boggs “knowingly or recklessly made any materials” and applied for a search warrant in court in 2013.
The arrest of Dr Sirous Asgari, angered by the Iranian government, has been criticized by the United States for criticizing human rights organizations, but worsened when COVID-19, which spread to the United States, was reported at the time. Guardian 28 April 2020, it turns out that Prof. Asgari was hit by COVID-19, asking for his release, but was refused hospitalization, and Asgari’s lawyers were told he would be released only to a hospital if he had difficulty breathing, and the Tehran government severely criticized the United States for not tending to the Professor’s health needs.
But on 1 Jun 2020, Dr. Sirous Asgari, returning to Iran, according to The Guardian, is pleased to have his freedom and return, and the US government has released US Navy Officer Michael White, with both parties in contact and release.
The two prisoners who worked for the Swiss embassy in Tehran, which links the United States to Iran, have been in the US since the Iranian Revolution, when they were captured by the US Embassy in Tehran November 4 1979.
US and Iran relations were closer during President Obama, but President Trump, when he won the election, further distanced the two countries by rejecting Iran’s arms deal, which provoked tension between ehe two countries. President Trump’s government, killed in January 2020, Major General Haj Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, was killed in an airstrike near the Iraqi International Airport.
Mr Trump said the he had ordered the killing of Major General Haj Qasem as a retaliation, and was very angry with the Iranian government for the more than 50 US troops killed, when shelling targeted US bases in Iraq, on the other hand, the United States would lose more of as the Soleimani assassination, sparked tensions in the Middle East and the political situation between the United States and Iran has worsened.
President Trump, later called further Iran sanctions, and imposed sanctions on Iranian companies and businesses, but the Iranian government has not heeded Trump’s threats, recently exporting to Venezuela in Latin America.
The US imposed sanctions, and Iran broke the sanctions, with the president of Latin America announcing plans to go to Tehran for even more cooperation agreements between the two countries.
So the release of the exchange of prisoners between the two countries does not seem to change the political situation of the United States and Iran, and Iran is continuing its infallible relationship with anyone who hates the United States and its economic and political power.
It would go a long way in defending its products and markets in the world, according to Iran’s Revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei earlier this year, while the United States is currently struggling with political tensions, revolutions and COVID-19. The country with the worst impact.which showed the United States of its economic, military, and political influence over the world.
By. Arraale M Jaama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights Activist based in Hargeisa Somaliland.