Trump says prisoner release shows 'deal possible' with Iran

Freed US Navy veteran Michael White (left) with US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook.
Freed US Navy veteran Michael White (left) with US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday (June 4) thanked Iran for freeing a US Navy veteran, saying the release showed the possibility of the arch-rivals reaching a deal.

"Thank you to Iran, it shows a deal is possible!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump said he spoke by telephone with Michael White, who flew out of Iran Thursday after nearly two years in detention.

The United States freed two Iranians this week.