Prisoners Swap: Iran releases five detainees, including British citizen Morad Tahbaz

Iran has released a British national and four Americans held in the country in exchange for $6bn (£4.8bn) and a prisoner swap.

The funds, once frozen in South Korea, are now in Qatar after the Biden administration issued a waiver for international banks to transfer frozen Iranian money without the repercussions of US sanctions, an Iranian official announced on state television.

Sky’s Mark Stone says that critics of the deal suggest that there is a naivety in thinking that Iran won’t use the money for nefarious purposes.

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