Americans Detained for Years in Iran Arrive in US After Their Release | VOA News

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Five Americans freed after years of detention in Iran arrived Tuesday in Washington, a day after they were swapped for five Iranians charged or convicted of crimes in the United States and the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian funds. The Americans were greeted by loved ones who cheered and rushed to embrace them as they walked off the plane in the pre-dawn hours. Siamak Namazi, Emad Shargi and Morad Tahbaz, along with two other American detainees whose identities remained private at the request of their families, departed Qatar on Monday after an initial stop in Doha. » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: » FOLLOW US ON THREADS: #news #voanews
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