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White House denies recent report of prisoner exchange deal with Iran

A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday there is no agreement with Iran on an exchange of prisoners but that attempts to gain freedom for four Americans held by Tehran are ongoing.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters any indirect discussions with Iran on a prisoner exchange are separate from efforts to resume negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose and Steve Holland; Editing by Chris Reese)

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