Friday, September 29, 2023

The five Americans freed by Iran have arrived in the United States

The five Americans released by Iran, under a deal facilitated by the release of $6 billion in frozen oil revenue, arrived in the United States on Tuesday, a US official told AFP.

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The five former detainees landed at a military base near Washington, according to this source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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“Welcome home,” reacted Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden’s national security advisor, about the United States.

The former American prisoners, including one who had been detained for eight years, and two members of his family, left Tehran on Monday morning aboard a Qatari flight bound for Doha, where they stopped before taking off again, this once aboard an American plane. plane, for the United States.

A transfer of Iranian funds frozen in South Korea, worth $6 billion, was also announced in Doha, Qatar having been one of the mediators of the agreement, and confirmed by Iran.

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This agreement was announced on August 10 and the five Iranian Americans, detained in Iran, were transferred from their prison in August to be placed under house arrest.

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