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The recent history of American political prisoners released from Iran and North Korea

( CNN) President Donald Trump proudly announced Wednesday that three Americans held by North Korea had been liberated ahead of a schemed summit between him and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Their release could help specified the table for a fruitful summit between Trump and Kim as the US President seeks to discourage North Korea from its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The move comes in tandem with Trump’s decision to break the US out of an international agreement is targeted at dissuading Iran’s nuclear aspirations. At the time of the agreement between President Barack Obama, the government in Iran and other world powers, Obama was criticized for entering into a deal while Americans were still held in Iran. Some of those, like Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, have since been released.

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