Five US hostages are finally free because Washington released six billion dollars to the regime in Tehran. A martyrdom comes to an end for the freedmen and their families. But her tormentors in Tehran triumph. Deals like this make the world a little more dangerous.
For the five Americans released, the deal is the end of a terrible nightmare. For years, the Islamic Republic of Iran had imprisoned them under flimsy pretexts and after sham trials. Today they were flown from Tehran to Qatar, and the mother of one hostage and the wife of another were also on board after exit bans were lifted. From Doha, the freed people will return to Washington, where their families are waiting for them. Moving images of reunited, relieved people will go around the world.
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I have been working in the news industry for over 6 years, first as a reporter and now as an editor. I have covered politics extensively, and my work has appeared in major newspapers and online news outlets around the world. In addition to my writing, I also contribute regularly to 24 Hours World.