The White House said it was "thankful" for Zakka's release but wants to see other Americans who are detained there released as well. The U.S. State Department later released a statement welcoming Zakka's release from his "unlawful imprisonment." "We hope that Mr. Zakka's release is a positive sign for American detainees in Iran," it added, referring to several U.S. citizens who remain in detention in Iran. The State Department has yet to respond to a years-old request from the AP for information about those grants. ———Associated Press writers Amir Vahdat in Tehran, Iran, and Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report.
Source: ABC News June 11, 2019 07:45 UTC