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Why the U.S. is swapping prisoners with Iran

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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A prisoner exchange between the United States and Iran is expected to take place Monday, a spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry confirmed The planned deal, in which each country will release five prisoners, will go forward after $6 million of unfrozen Iranian funds were transferred from South Korea to Qatar — a key part of the deal, The Hill reported. Officials confirmed that the five freed Americans flew out of Tehran Monday, according to The Associated Press. Why is the U.S. swapping prisoners with Iran? Following over two years of...

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