Five Americans Detained In Iran Are Freed

 As part of a prisoner swap deal between the United States and Iran, five Americans are now freed from Iran detainment. The five Americans are currently on a flight out of the country. It has been reported that the Qatari ambassador is also aboard the flight. 

The deal between the United States and Iran includes the US unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian funds. 

The 5 Americans are:
  • Siamak Namazi, an oil executive and dual citizen of Iran and the United States
  • Emad Shargi, a businessman
  • Morad Tahbaz, an Iranian-American conservationist
  • A fourth American who has not been publicly identified
  • A fifth American who has also not been publicly identified


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