The United States and Venezuela reached a deal Wednesday to swap ten American prisoners for Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a close ally of Venezuelan President.

US President Joe Biden said in a statement that the ten Americans are "coming home."

US officials had previously said that Washington would release businessman Alex Saab.

The prisoner swap comes after the United States agreed in October to ease oil and gas sanctions imposed on oil and gas in Venezuela after Maduro's government struck a deal with the opposition to hold an election. (QNA)
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