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Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying

Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying

Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying

Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying
Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying

Iran on Tuesday released a Lebanese citizen charged with spying for the United States, officials confirmed.

The man, Nizar Zakka, an information technology expert with American permanent residency, was imprisoned in Iran for more than four years. But on Monday, Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency reported that he would be released.

Lebanon’s internal security agency on Tuesday tweeted an image of Mr. Zakka aboard a plane bound for Beiruit, with the organization’s chief.

The announcement, after nearly a year of requests by top Lebanese officials for Mr. Zakka’s freedom, was billed in Iran and Lebanon as a gesture of good will from one nation to the other.

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