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Washington: President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for His Highness's effective role in the process of releasing five American citizens who were detained in Iranian prisons in exchange for the release of several Iranians detained by the United States.
"I give special thanks to the Amir of Qatar and to the Sultan of Oman, both of whom helped facilitate this agreement over many months of difficult and principled American diplomacy," President Biden said in a statement issued by the White House.
"I am grateful to our partners at home and abroad for their tireless efforts to help us achieve this outcome, including the Governments of Qatar, Oman, Switzerland, and South Korea," he added. Read Also
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