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Iran expected to free five Americans in prisoner exchange

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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Five Americans jailed in Iran are expected to fly home as part of a deal mediated by the Gulf state of Qatar.

The four men and one woman, who also hold Iranian passports, will board a plane once it is confirmed that $6bn (£4.8bn) in Iranian funds once held in South Korea have reached banks in Doha.

This is part of a deal reached last month after a year of indirect talks.

Five Iranians imprisoned in US jails, mainly on charges of violating US sanctions, will also be released.

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