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I Iran holds at least for American citizens in detention sources told Reuters Toronto showed interest in a group of beings reunion held in U. S. jails raising hopes of a prisoner swap in the wake of the recent Iran nuclear deal Americans held by Tehran include Washington post reporter Jason Rezaian charged with spying while the U. S. holds twelve Iranian men convicted of violating UN sanctions against Iran national security reporter you got her body is on that story in Washington I went through thousands of pages of court records and spoke to some of the families of the Iranian man holding you are scaled many other I'm not background in engineering and science and are serving prison terms of up to eight years one old man and I'm a mechanic a Houston businessman with multiple pardon me , another case about of modern adomn one successful aerospace entrepreneur but a jury found him guilty of violating UN sanctioned by helping Iran could kill it first earth observation satellite , Tehran dangled the possibility of us walked in September in the wake of the deal raining and Iran's nuclear program for the lifting of sanctions act in its media interview and he supported a prisoner exchange Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said I don't particularly like the word exchange but from a humanitarian perspective if we can pull that we must do it the American pride might take it own that one prisoner guys any Iranian official contacted him by phone and met with another prisoner in August asking whether they would return to the broad interest walk away at the greed that racial declining to comment on his overture , they knew act has raised the detained Americans in recent talks with Iran but has so far been silent on the question of a prisoner swap