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U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's defense ministry, Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran's nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a move disputed by key European allies as well as U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China.

Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with U.S.

Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday, amid heightened tension between the longtime foes.

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