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Iranian official hints at prisoner swap for US reporter

Mary Rezaian (L), the mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi (C) leave the Revolutionary Court after a hearing on August 10, 2015 in the capital TehranThe speaker of Iran’s parliament hinted in a US radio interview at the possibility of a prisoner swap to free detained Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian. The comments made to National Public Radio were the latest recent clue that a prisoner swap could be on the table, as US authorities seek to free Rezaian — held in Iran for over a year on espionage charges — and other US prisoners. Asked by NPR on Thursday whether he sees a “practical way” that Rezaian and other prisoners could be released, Ali Larijani said: “There are practical ways, of course.

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