Iran Releases 5 Americans in Prisoner Swap, U.S. Unfreezes $6B in Oil Revenue
Iran has released five Americans in a prisoner swap with the United States. As part of the deal, the U.S. agreed to unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue and dismiss federal charges against five Iranians accused of violating U.S. sanctions. The prisoners have arrived safely in Qatar and are expected to return to the United States. The exchange is seen as a move to ease tensions between Iran and the United States. This deal follows months of negotiations and involves the unfreezing of Iranian assets.