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White House denies recent report of prisoner exchange deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on February 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger told reporters that 9 federal agencies and around 100 companies were impacted by the SolarWinds cyber hacking event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on February 17, 2021 in Washington, DC [Drew Angerer/Getty Images]

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, Reuters reported.

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.

READ: Iran, US agree to prisoner swap and release of frozen funds – pro-Iranian Lebanese TV

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