US and Russia agree to spy swap

Ten Russian agents to be swapped for four held in Russia.

    A New York judge ordered the immediate deportation of 10 people who pleaded guilty to acting as agents for a foreign government without permission.

    Following that, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, pardoned four convicted foreign spies - after they submitted a plea for pardon and admitted their guilt - so they could be exchanged for the 10.

    Medvedev and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, have approved the swaps.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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