BREAKING: President Biden Secures $6 Billion Deal to Free Americans Jailed in Iran For Exchange of Iranian Prisoners

By  //  August 10, 2023

President Joe Biden and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei agree on prisoner swap.

(FOX NEWS) – President Biden has secured a $6 billion deal to free Americans in exchange for jailed Iranians.

The New York Times first reported the prisoner swap agreement Thursday. Once five Americans imprisoned in Iran are allowed to return to the United States, the Biden administration is said to have agreed to release a handful of Iranian nationals serving prison sentences for violating sanctions on Iran.

Sources told the Times the United States also agreed to unfreeze nearly $6 billion of Iran’s assets in South Korea, transferring the funds into an account in the central bank of Qatar.

The American prisoners include Siamak Namazi, Emad Sharghi and Morad Tahbaz, who the U.S. government says were all wrongfully detained on bogus spying charges.

The names of the other two were being withheld by their families, but one is said to be a scientist, the other a businessman.