FIVE AMERICANS FREED IN IRAN PRISONER SWAP LAND IN US

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A plane carrying five Americans jailed in Iran for years has landed in the US after a controversial prisoner swap.

They touched down in Virginia Tuesday morning.

They earlier flew from Tehran to Doha where they were transferred onto a plane bound for the US.

The last piece of the deal fell into place on Monday when $6bn in Iranian cash – held in South Korea – was sent to banks in Doha.

The released prisoners are dual Iranian-US citizens. Five Iranians have also been released from US custody.

Of those five, three chose not to return to Iran.