Zakka is among four people with foreign ties indicted on unknown charges in Iran.
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A Lebanese national in Iran was indicted on unknown charges Monday, along with three other dual-national citizens living in the Islamic Republic, as part of a series of arrests following last year's nuclear deal. Although the identity of the four has not been officially confirmed, Iran's official judiciary news agency Mizan quoted Tehran's prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, as saying the Lebanese national was Nizar Zakka, a U.S. permanent resident from Lebanon who has done work for the American government. The nuclear deal, which lifted economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for it limiting its atomic program, was agreed in July 2015 between Iran and the U.S., U.K., France, China and Russia and Germany.
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