Iran Ready To Exchange 3 U.S. Prisoners, Here’s Their Demands

Tehran will work to free three Americans from its prisons if the United States releases jailed Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday.

As Reported by  (AFP):

“If the Americans take the appropriate steps and set them free, certainly the right environment will be open and the right circumstances will be created for us to do everything within our power and our purview to bring about the swiftest freedom for the Americans held in Iran as well,” Rouhani, who is visiting New York for the UN General Assembly, told CNN.

At least three Americans, all of them of Iranian heritage, are in jail in Iran including Jason Rezaian, a correspondent for The Washington Post who was arrested in July 2014 and accused of spying.

The two other Americans are Amir Hekmati, a former US Marine who was charged with spying, and Saeed Abedini, a convert to Christianity who gathered a Bible study group.

Much of Iran’s judiciary is known for its closeness to hardliners, who are eager to scuttle the moderate Rouhani’s efforts to reconcile with Western powers.

“Nothing would make me happier” than movements to release prisoners, Rouhani said.

The United States has regularly demanded the unconditional release of the three prisoners.


Iran ready to swap 3 u.s. prisoners



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  • rore73

    If Obama was any kind of leader these people would have already be free – Maybe Iran will release the Americans in exchange for a couple of worthless Africans (Barack and Moochie)

  • SP

    After acceptance to that insane Iranian deal, they still have the audacity to expect something for the prisoners we should have gotten back so long ago. It wouldn’t be this way if O wasn’t in the WH.

  • Surly Curmudgen

    Let us make them a counter offer. A time on target cruise missile barrage on their command and control at a time of our choosing and remind them that we know their mosques are a part of their command and control if our citizens are not out of Iran within 48 hours. Now I know Barry could never pull this off and of the candidates only two of them could do this and convince the head psychopath of Iran that they would shoot.

    • HappyG

      I’ll second that…and their ME neighbors would remain silent because they fear those as sholes worse than anyone…

    • Ted Dalton

      No body pulled this crap on America while Reagan was in office because they new he would retaliate but soon as O came in to the Presidents office with his bowing an scraping to everyone the Respect for America died…..

  • Jeff Noncent

    all I can say is this Obala is none other a trrorist, Murderer point and simple

  • HappyG

    I long for the day when America has strong leadership again…This pus sy in the Oval Office is a disgrace…

  • metheoldsarge

    He had a golden opportunity to get them all out with the treasonous nuclear deal and blew it big time. I wonder what he would be willing to give them now?

  • cherokeeman

    Release them and we may let you live. Other wise there will be severe circumstances.

  • RAW

    Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry have got to be the world’s worst negotiators. Our guys should have been released BEFORE the Iran deal talks started… and we keep their terrorists behind bars. They had ZERO leverage at the beginning… but now… What a failure the Obama administration has been to our country.

    • Dorrie

      The U.S. shouldn’t even be negotiating about ANYTHING with Iran! Our “president” should have told them to release our people or they will ALL meet their 72 virgins!

  • Laddyboy

    ‘iran’ and their Totalitarian Political System leader can take all of his/their DEMANDS and stuff them where the sun NEVER shines. The LIAR in OUR White House has not authority to make deals with ANY foreign country without CONGRESS’ acceptance.

    • TurtleShroom

      Actually, the President CAN make deals with other nations. However, they automatically expire when the President is out of office.

      That’s why Tes Cruz and most of the others have consistently stated that it is in their power “to rip up the deal on day one”.

      Congressional approval is required to make a deal BINDING.
      That’s why Obama is so desperate to ratify the treaty! He knows that if he gets it passed, it’ll take two thirds of the Senate to stop it! Does anyone really think the Senate has the balls to undo it?

  • mthammer

    Every Army General ,especially General Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff , General Patreous , every Army General in the Field needs to fly home for a meeting, along with General Hamm , General Lloyd Austin Commander of the Central Command , for telling the Congress all we have to show for all that money spent is 4 or 5 Syrians that we trained who are in the fight. Also tell them if someone comes forward and tell us what is really going on , we might let them be released , it all depends on what your info is. We will find out , oh guys by the way , the unions no longer represent Federal Employees , so no more union dues.

  • TurtleShroom

    We should have demanded the release of our prisoners (ESPECIALLY Reverend Saeed) as part of the nuclear treaty!

    That said, I would capitalize on this offer immediately. We should arrange an agreed upon meeting area and both Iran and us should bring all our requested prisoners out in chains to prove they are still alive.

    After that, the process is simple. Our prisoners approach and theirs leave.

    Then, the nightmare would finally be over for them.

  • George Spatz

    Ok youz guys release our 19 people you have in your jails and we will TRY to get your guys out!! Hey O Bummer if you fall for that one one I gots a bridge in Az to sell ya!!!

  • Chad Stephen Wright

    I would give the 19 prisoners back to Iran. I would however give them a deadly virus and tracking devise in planted in their body. I know it sounds mean and hateful. Guess what, I do not care. If you want to live in peace sometimes you have to get your hands dirty.

  • merrychicago

    Gee, do we even have anyone left at Gitmo to bargain with?

  • Patriot47

    One more opportunity to make America look weaker. queen skippy WILL not go toe to toe with mudslimes.

  • Mitch

    Here’s a thought, we don’t let Rouhani leave the states outside of a body bag until the political captives are released and safely state-side. How’s that for negotiation?

  • Kathy

    Special prayer was lifted up for Saeed Abedini this past week-end across the country. The Iranians would like to be rid of his presence because he is a powerful testimony to fellow prisoners, and many conversions have occurred around him because of the the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please continue your prayers and for the other two individuals as well. The Pope was wrong. The death of Jesus Christ was not a failure humanly speaking, the failure of the cross. What happened at the cross is the pivotal point of all human history, testifying to the absolute brilliance of the Sovereign God. There at the cross the son of God, fully God and fully man, was completely obedient to the Father even onto death. He did in the midst of excruciating agony and suffering what Adam and Eve did not do in the perfect paradise provided by the Father with only one prohibition. Their disobedience resulted in the curse of sin and death. Christ crucified and resurrected broke that curse. The Apostle Paul eloquently stated in I Corinthians1:23-25: ” We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, (preaching which) to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block (that springs a snare or trap), and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense. But to those who are called, whether Jew or Gentile,
    Christ (is) the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. (This is) because the foolish thing (that has its source in) God is wiser than men, and the weak thing (that springs) from God is stronger than men.” Amplified Bible. And so, God is also able to use the unjust imprisonment and persecution of Saeed Abedini as a victory instead of a failure humanly speaking because Pastor Abedini is willing to suffer for His Lord. Saeed and his family are a most worthy example for those of us who bear the Name of our Lord, and may we not forget their sacrifice.

  • Nunnyah Biz

    Hey usurper! Send in the Contras……………… worked for Reagan!

  • Edward Delahoussaye

    Give them Obama an Kerry then nuke Iran!

  • Jeff Fitzgerald

    Let US help them with a shipment of enriched uranium, it should be there in, 10,9,8,7,6…