I’m Held Hostage in Iran. President Biden, End This Nightmare.

Iran will release its captives only if offered sufficient incentives. Critics reject this solution without providing viable alternatives.

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‘Writing a Trauma Play Makes Me Want to Dry Heave’

The playwright Sanaz Toossi on her two comedies about Iranian women, both debuting this season: “English” and “Wish You Were Here.”

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Aras Amiri Has Returned to the U.K. After Being Jailed in Iran

Aras Amiri, an arts worker employed by the British Council, was arrested in March 2018 on espionage charges. She was acquitted in August and flew back to Britain earlier this week.

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Iran Said to Free British-Australian Scholar Accused of Spying

Iranian state media said the scholar, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, was released in exchange for the return to Iran of three Iranian citizens, described as businessmen who had been held abroad.

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U.S. and Iran Are Negotiating a Prisoner Release Despite Rising Tensions

The talks come even as the Trump administration intensifies its ‘maximum pressure’ strategy of sanctions against Iran and threatens to shoot Iranian gunboats in the Persian Gulf.

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