The U.S. confirms Pastor Saeed and three other Americans, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian were released on Friday as part of a prison swap. A fifth American, Matthew Trevithick who was recently detained was also released but was not a part of the swap.
The deal comes more than a year after secret negotiations. Some news outlets have reported the U.S. freed four Iranian prisoners and others reported seven as part of the prisoner swap deal.
As of 11:15 a.m. ET the Americans had not yet left Iran