US, Iran agree to deal for detained Americans in exchange for $6B in frozen funds | Englishheadline


The Biden administration agreed Monday to unfreeze approximately $6 billion in Iranian assets in exchange for the release of five American citizens held for years by the theocratic Tehran government.

The hostages had been moved to house arrest last month from Iran’s notorious Evin prison, in what the White House hailed as a tentative first step as negotiations were finalized.

Siamak Namazi
Namazi is one of multiple U.S. citizens being held by held for years by the theocratic Tehran government.
Family handout

Morad Tahbaz
Morad Tahbaz is one of five U.S. citizens being imprisoned in Tehran.
Family handout

Human rights attorney Jared Genser had identified three of the five hostages as Siamak Namazi, businessman Emad Shargi, and environmentalist Morad Tahbaz.

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