Iran and America Swap 5 Prisoners: Amidst the long-running tension between Iran and America, Iran on Monday released five American prisoners from Tehran jail. In return, America restored approximately $5.9 billion of Iran’s seized funds. Iran had earned this amount by selling oil to South Korea. Apart from this, America also released five prisoners from Iran.
After the agreement between the two countries, the prisoners released from Tehran reached Qatar and then flew to America. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kannani was the first to agree that the prisoner exchange would take place on Monday. He told that the cash demanded in exchange from America, which was with South Korea, is now in Qatar.
Names of released prisoners
Out of the five prisoners released by America, two Iranian prisoners will remain in America. The details of the five prisoners released by Iran have also been released. According to the report of CBS News, the names of the released prisoners are as follows…
- Siamak Namazi was detained in 2015 and later sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges.
- Imad Shagi is a businessman by profession, he was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
- Iranian-born Morad Tahbaz, a British-American conservationist, sentenced to 10 years in prison after his arrest in 2018
- The other two prisoners are a man and a woman. Both of them had requested that their identities not be made public.
US President Biden expressed happiness
US President Joe Biden issued a press release regarding the prisoners released from Iran. In this he expressed happiness and said, ‘Five innocent Americans imprisoned in Iran are finally returning home.’ After the plane stopped, US Ambassador to Qatar Timmy Davis welcomed him.
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