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5 Americans to be released from Iranian prison in Qatar brokered swap.

Once it is confirmed that $6 billion (£4.8 billion) in Iranian money that was previously stored in South Korea has reached banks in Doha, the four men and one woman—all of whom also possess Iranian passports—will board a plane.

After a year of unofficial negotiations, a settlement was reached last month that included this.

Additionally, five Iranians who were detained in US prisons, primarily on suspicion of breaking US sanctions, will be freed.

It was repeatedly promised that the Americans held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison would soon be released. It now appears that will take place on Monday morning.

Siamak Namazi, 51, Emad Shargi, 59, a businessman, and Morad Tahbaz, 67, a British citizen and an environmentalist, are reportedly among them.

President Biden has long been asked to free the Americans who are widely believed to be being held as hostages by Iran as a negotiating chip.

With this agreement, Iran can release money it received from the sale of oil to South Korea, albeit the money that was deposited in Qatari banks can only be used by other people to buy necessities like food and medication.

The trade is difficult and contentious. Leading US Republicans and Iranian activists are denouncing it because they believe it will simply inspire more hostage-taking.

However, it appears that today will be a day of great relief and happiness for convicts and their loved ones.

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