Five Americans fly out of Iran in $6bn oil money prisoner swap

Conservationist Morad Tahbaz among US detainees released and on way to Qatar in first stage of journey to Washington

Five US prisoners detained in Iran, some for nearly a decade, have left the country by plane to Qatar, as part of a controversial prisoner swap involving the unfreezing by the Biden administration of $6bn (£4.8bn) of Iranian oil money.

Tehran and Washington had agreed to swap five prisoners each, including the conservationist Morad Tahbaz, a British-American citizen.

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