“From five AmericansiranAt home, Iran received a huge sum of US$5.9 billion. “After lengthy discussions, the United States and Iran completed a prisoner exchange on September 18, and Iran released the five prisoners it held.American citizenIn addition to the release of five Iranian prisoners, the exchange terms paid by the United States also included the release of $6 billion in funds frozen in Iran. The five freed American citizens flew to the United States on the 18th. Of the five Iranians released, two have arrived in Tehran, and the other three are not expected to return to the country. Iranian President Raisi called the prisoner swap a “humanitarian action”, and US PresidentbidenIt also said that “innocent Americans were able to return home.” Iran recovered $5.9 billion, and the United States successfully welcomed its citizens back home. However, despite the apparently win-win agreement, the Republican Party expressed dissatisfaction with the Biden administration and questioned Iran’s use of Iran as a threat to the United States. As the threat to Iran and its Middle East allies deepens, the Biden administration is “helping boost Iran’s economy.”
The US-Iran prisoner exchange agreement, scheduled to begin in February 2022, was brokered by Qatar. After several months of negotiations, the United States and Iran finally reached a prisoner exchange agreement. On 18 September, both sides released five prisoners; In addition, the United States also removed 5.9 billion yuan of funds from Iran that were originally frozen due to sanctions – the money was oil payments that South Korea, a third country, was supposed to pay to Iran in 2019. was, when the United States had not yet imposed such sanctions on Iranian oil transactions.
Iran has continued to develop weapons and nuclear programs in recent years, and tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. At this time, the US government has agreed to release a huge amount of Iran’s frozen funds, which will undoubtedly raise suspicions. The money, US officials said, will be stored in a designated account at Qatar Bank and can only be used for humanitarian purposes such as purchasing medicines and food.
The five American citizens released from Iran were moved from Evin Prison (the main place of imprisonment for Iranian political prisoners) to the Iranian capital, Tehran, under house arrest in mid-August, and later placed under house arrest on September 18. I went. Released by Iranian authorities and flown to Doha, the capital of Qatar, and then transferred from Doha back to the United States.
When the five men arrived in Doha, US President Biden issued a statement saying:
Biden said the five US citizens had experienced “years of pain and uncertainty” and called on Americans to avoid traveling to Iran. He also announced sanctions against former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. New restrictions were imposed to participate. Wrongful detention of American citizens.
The identities of two of the five people released by Iran have not been announced, while information on three has been released by the US government: