President Trump on Thursday announced 48-year-old Navy Veteran Michael White, who had been arrested in Iran for over a year and a half, was on a Swiss plane on his way back.
“We expect him to be home with his family in the usa very soon,” Trump wrote. “I won’t ever stop working to secure the release of all Americans held hostage overseas!”
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According to the State Department, White was detained in the city of Mashhad in 2018 and was sentenced to 13 years to get insulting Iran’s Supreme Leader in 2019 and posting private information on the web.
Michael White’s mother Joanne told the New York Times that her son had traveled to see his girlfriend.
Joanne White stated,”For the previous 683 days my son, Michael, has been held hostage in Iran from the (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) and I have been living a nightmare. I’m blessed to declare that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely on his way home”
President Trump when he landed in Zurich was thanked by michael White.