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US – Iran Swap Deal

US - IRAN SWAP DEAL 

US – IRAN SWAP DEAL 

The United States and Iran have Carried out a Prisoner Exchange Valued at $6 Billion

In a significant diplomatic move, the United States and Iran recently engaged in a prisoner exchange that saw five detainees from each country freed, marking one of the first major agreements between the two nations in years. This exchange also allowed Tehran to gain access to $6 billion in previously frozen funds.

 

The five American prisoners released by Iran, one of whom had been held captive for eight years, departed Tehran on a Qatari aircraft. The unblocked funds were promptly deposited into accounts managed by Qatar. The White House confirmed that the aircraft carrying the freed Americans had departed from Doha, Qatar, en route to the United States. President Joe Biden personally reached out to the families of these Americans in an emotional call to convey the good news.

 

As the prisoners prepared to leave Doha, they walked on the tarmac with three of them embracing each other, symbolizing their newfound freedom. One of the released Americans, Siamak Namazi, who had been held since 2015, expressed gratitude to President Biden for making the tough decisions that led to their release. Namazi stated, “Thank you, President Biden, for ultimately putting the lives of American citizens above politics.”

US - IRAN SWAP DEAL 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who spoke with the released Americans after they arrived in Doha, emphasized that the Biden administration’s highest priority was securing the freedom of U.S. citizens. He described the moment as a positive one and reiterated the administration’s commitment to bringing Americans home.

 

The exchange was facilitated after discussions involving Qatar, allowing the transfer of $6 billion in funds previously frozen by South Korea, a U.S. ally. The Biden administration has been steadfast in denying any ransom payment and insisted that these funds would be earmarked exclusively for humanitarian purposes. The U.S. retains the option to re-freeze the assets if necessary.

 

The exchange has faced criticism from Biden’s Republican opponents, with Senator Mitt Romney expressing concerns that it could encourage further hostage-taking. Nonetheless, the Biden administration has underscored its commitment to protecting American citizens.

 

Amid political risks, President Biden announced sanctions against former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s intelligence ministry, citing alleged deception in the case of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran under mysterious circumstances.

US - IRAN SWAP DEAL 

While the release of American detainees is a welcome development, it remains separate from the ongoing nuclear negotiations. President Biden’s administration had hoped to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, but talks have yet to yield substantial progress. This exchange of prisoners represents a significant diplomatic move but does not directly impact the nuclear issue, which continues on a different track.

 

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