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LIVE UPDATES: Sanctions lifted on Iran; Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Americans freed in swap

January 16, 2016

Iran freed four imprisoned U.S. citizens, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, according to U.S. officials. Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. In exchange, the U.S. offered clemency to seven Iranians who had been convicted or are pending trial in the United States.

On the same day, implementation of the nuclear deal was finalized. Read full story here.