Americans freed from Iran land in US

Play The five Americans released from Iranian detention landed in the Washington, DC, area early Tuesday after a flight home via Qatar, two US officials told CNN.

The Americans, who had been designated by the US as wrongfully detained, were freed as part of a wider deal that included the US unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian funds. The agreement also involved the release of five Iranians in US custody.

Three of the Americans – Emad Shargi, Morad Tahbaz, and Siamak Namazi – had been imprisoned for more than five years. The identities of the other two Americans are […]

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