US Navy veteran held by Iran released and en route home

Release part of an agreement involving an Iranian-American doctor prosecuted by the US Justice Department.

A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the US, Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters]-
A United States Navy veteran jailed in Iran for nearly two years has been released and started making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft, US officials said on Thursday. “The nightmare is over,” his mother said.

The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet freed detainee Michael White and will accompany him to the US on board an American plane, the officials said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.