TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani arrived in Tehran after enduring over a year of imprisonment in the United States.

Soleimani arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Saturday evening after he was released by the US in a prisoner swap. He was welcomed by his family members and Iranian officials upon his arrival.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accompanied the released scientist from Zurich where the swap took place.