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Navy Veteran Freed After Being ‘Held Hostage' In Iran, Returning to U.S

1 month ago   |   By Time

Michael White, a U.S. citizen and Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran since 2018, was released on Thursday and is en route home, a family spokesman said in a message that thanked President Donald Trump's administration and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
“For the past 683 days my son, Michael, has been held hostage in Iran by the IRGC and I have been living a nightmare,” according to a statement from Joanne White that was posted on Twitter by spokesman Jonathan Franks. “I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely on his way home.”
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US Navy veteran held by Iran released and en route home

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Release part of an agreement involving an Iranian-American doctor prosecuted by the US Justice Department.
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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

1 month ago   |   By WISN

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft.
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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is on his way home aboard a Swiss government aircraft, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet freed detainee Michael White and will accompany White back to the United States, the officials said.
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