Senator Bernie Sanders Statement on Prisoner Release in Iran

BURLINGTON, Vt. – (ENEWSPF)–January 16, 2016.  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday welcomed news reports that Iran had freed four dual-nationality U.S. and Iranian prisoners.

“This good news shows that diplomacy can work even in this volatile region of the world,” Sanders said.

U.S. officials reportedly had signaled that a prisoner deal would be separate from Saturday’s expected “implementation” of a nuclear agreement with Iran.