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Iran prisoner swap:   US citizens freed in $6bn deal 

Five US citizens were freed from Iran in a prisoner swap deal on September 18, 2023.

Tahbaz was arrested in Iran in 2018 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges.

The prisoner swap is the first major diplomatic breakthrough between the US and Iran since the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Biden administration has defended the deal, saying it was the best way to secure the release of the US prisoners.

The US has accused Iran of attacking its forces in the Middle East and of developing nuclear weapons. Iran has denied these allegations.

The deal could pave the way for further talks between the two countries and help to improve relations.

The prisoners had been held in Iran for years, and their families had campaigned tirelessly for their release. 

The US and Iran have a long history of conflict, but the prisoner swap shows that they can work together to achieve common goals.