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US residents Siamak Namazi (C-with glasses) and Morad Tahbaz are greeted upon their arrival on the Doha International Airport in Doha on September 18, 2023.
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President Joe Biden celebrated the discharge of 5 American prisoners from Iran.
“Today, 5 innocent Americans who had been imprisoned in Iran are lastly coming home,” Biden stated in an announcement.
Siamak Namazi, Morad Tahbaz, Emad Sharghi and two unnamed residents had been launched Monday as a part of a deal that unfroze $6 billion of Iranian cash from South Korea and led to the discharge of 5 Iranians imprisoned in the United States.
Biden thanked the emir of Qatar and the sultan of Oman for his or her help in facilitating the commerce.
The president in the assertion reminded Americans to not journey to Iran, citing a State Department warning.
“The U.S. State Department has a longstanding journey warning that states: ‘Do not journey to Iran because of the threat of kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. residents.’ All Americans ought to heed these phrases and don’t have any expectation that their launch could be secured if they don’t.”
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