Plane Carrying Freed Americans Arrives in Germany

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Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and two other Americans freed as part of a prisoner-swap agreement between Washington and Tehran, safely left Iran and landed in Germany on Sunday, NBC News reported.

Rezaian's departure from the country after 545 days in detention came as part of a prisoner exchange that also negotiated the release of former Marine Amir Hekmati, pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari.

The Washington Post said early Sunday that Rezaian was with his wife. He was in good spirits, The Post said, after he spoke with Execituve Editor Martin Baron and Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl.

Asked how he was doing, Rezaian said, "I'm a hell of a lot better than I was 48 hours ago," the newspaper said.

Hekmati and Abedini also departed Iran on Sunday, according to officials and family members. The status of Khosravi-Roodsari was not immediately clear. A senior administration official earlier said "those who wished to depart Iran have left," but did not specify whether Khosravi-Roodsari chose to stay.

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