"I do expect to be released soon. Exactly when, I do not know. . . .The conditions in prison are fine. I'm in a solitary cell, I have a television and a table. I have a private bathroom. . . .I have weekly visits from my wife."
Mr Tajkbakhsh then revealed that he had not yet been charged by Iranian judicial authorities, despite them claiming otherwise in March.
"There have been no formal charges with the case right now, my case is under investigation," he said.
"Of course, I've been told why I am being held but I prefer not to discuss issues with the case right now."
The academic insisted he was not guilty and said the interview on Iranian television had not been a confession.
Let's hope that Kian is back with his wife, family, and friends soon.