But Sullivan emphasizes: “I have to be careful about what I say publicly about this because it is of course a delicate and sensitive negotiation.” The The US government does not have an exact number of hostages. There are only a number of missing people. But it is unclear how many of them are still alive. From the US side, nine people with American citizenship and one person with a permanent US residence permit are missing.
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