Tehran, Washington to have a 5-to-5 prisoner swap today: Iran FM spox
Two of the Iranian prisoners will be returned to their homeland, two will remain in the US, and another will be reunited with their family in a third undisclosed country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani announced that the swap deal between the US and Iran will involve five prisoners from each country, IRNA reported.
"According to the latest news I have, the prisoner swap between Iran and the US will take place today, and five Iranian prisoners will be released from American prisons, while five American prisoners will be returned to the US," Kanaani announced.
This exchange will see the return of two Iranian prisoners to their home country, while two others will remain in the United States, and one individual will be reunited with their family in a third country, as per Kanaani's remarks.
Part of the Prisoner exchange deal with the US is the transfer of Iran's unfrozen funds in South Korea to bank accounts in Qatar.
On September 14, Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that the deal is expected to be finalized this week.
The Iranian assets which amount to $6 billion have been frozen in South Korean banks since 2018.
The transfer of the funds was delayed by more than a month due to a daily limit on the amount of exchange possible for Iranian funds that were in South Korean banks.