Sweden and Iran exchange prisoners in deal: officials

Updated June 16 2024 - 12:15am, first published 12:13am
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson says he has "a special responsibility for Swedish citizens' safety". (AP PHOTO)
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson says he has "a special responsibility for Swedish citizens' safety". (AP PHOTO)

Sweden and Iran have carried out a prisoner exchange, officials say, with Sweden freeing a former Iranian official convicted for his role in a mass execution in the 1980s while Iran released two Swedes being held there.

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