Five US citizens freed by Iran return in prisoner swap

Updated September 19 2023 - 6:55am, first published 6:50am
Morad Tahbaz, Siamak Namazi and Emad Sharqi landed in Qatar after taking a flight from Iran. (AP PHOTO)
Morad Tahbaz, Siamak Namazi and Emad Sharqi landed in Qatar after taking a flight from Iran. (AP PHOTO)

A plane carrying five US citizens freed by Iran has left Doha as part of a prisoner swap for five Iranians held in the United States amid the transfer of billions of dollars in Iranian funds, marking a rare deal between the long-time antagonists.

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