Hyderabad: 21 September 2023: Tuesday, a day after they were exchanged for the release of five Iranians detained in the US and the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian accounts as part of an agreement between the bitter rivals, a plane carrying five Americans liberated by Iran touched down in the US.
The jet had landed, the media claimed. There were no other specifics in the report.
It came after a carefully orchestrated exchange that was set off on Monday when the monies that had been stopped in South Korea were moved, via Switzerland, to banks in Doha. This exchange was agreed upon after months of negotiations mediated by Qatar.
The five US inmates and two family members boarded a Qatari flight from Tehran after the transfer was officially confirmed, along with two of the five.