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Iran has reportedly seized US$6 billion of funds and begun a prisoner swap with the United States

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Iran has reportedly seized US$6 billion of funds and begun a prisoner swap with the United States

A source said,iranTwo old enemies of the United States have been reported that $6 billion of frozen Iranian funds have been transferred to Qatari accounts. To this end, both countries today launched a carefully organized prisoner exchange operation, with each exchanging five detainees.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said the funds held in South Korea would be returned to Iran today, allowing a prisoner swap deal brokered by Qatar during months of negotiations to move forward, Reuters reported Will go. The United States did not immediately comment publicly.

“Qadda has informed both parties that all $6 billion of funds have been transferred from Switzerland to Qatari bank accounts,” the source told Reuters.

The source said: “A Qatari plane is on standby in Iran to transport the five people who were to be released this morning.American citizenAnd 2 relatives were transported to Doha. ,

According to this agreement, five Americans with dual citizenship will have to leave Tehran and go to Doha, the capital of Qatar, and then fly to the United States from there.

Meanwhile, five Iranians detained in the United States will be released in exchange. Kanani reported that two of them would return to Iran and two would be able to remain in the United States upon their own request. He also said that a prisoner would be reunited with his family in a third country.

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