Iran frees US resident Nizar Zakka in possible move to appease Donald Trump
Zakka, a Lebanese national and tech expert, was arrested on a trip to Iran and sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison after Iranian authorities accused him of spying
Dubai — Iran freed a US resident imprisoned on espionage charges, a possible overture towards the Trump administration as international efforts to end a bellicose standoff between Washington and Tehran gather momentum.
“After more than 1,350 days in captivity in Iran, we have received excellent news: Mr Nizar Zakka is a free man,” his lawyer, Jason Poblete, said in a message on Tuesday. He “looks forward to reuniting with family and friends”.