On the 22nd Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America, Joe Biden finalized a deal to send $6 billion to the Iranian government in exchange for the release of up to five detained US dual nationals held by the brutal regime. This move comes despite Iran being known as one of the top state sponsors of terrorism for several years.
John Hudson from The Washington Post reported the news, stating that the Biden administration has issued a waiver for banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian oil funds without fear of U.S. sanctions. This is a significant step towards securing the release of American citizens detained in Iran. As part of the arrangement, the administration will also release five Iranian citizens who have been detained in the United States.
The announcement of this deal has been met with mixed reactions. While it brings relief to the families and supporters of the U.S. prisoners, who have been waiting for their release for several years, it also faces criticism from Republicans in Congress opposed to any agreement that allows for the release of frozen Iranian funds. These funds, being transferred from South Korea to Qatar, are intended to be limited for the purchase of humanitarian goods such as food or medicine.
Despite the contentious nature of this deal, it marks a major breakthrough in the relationship between the United States and Iran, two longtime adversaries. Both countries have been at loggerheads over various issues, including Iran’s nuclear program, its military support for Russia, and its harsh crackdown on dissent.
Coincidentally, three weeks ago, The Gateway Pundit predicted that Iran would utilize the cash from this deal to fund its military and regional ambitions. Unfortunately, their prediction has seemingly come true. In a surprise Sabbath attack, Iran’s Islamist proxy Hamas fired over 5,000 missiles into Israel, resulting in the loss of lives and widespread destruction. There is evidence to suggest that Iran played a significant role in supporting these attacks.
Given the current events and unrest caused by these attacks, critics of the Biden administration are pointing fingers at their decision to finalize the deal with Iran. They argue that providing such a massive sum of money to a sponsor of terrorism was a mistake. They claim that Trump had predicted this outcome, highlighting a tweet from Charles R Downs that asserts Trump’s foresight.
The situation in the Middle East is undeniably troubling, with Israel in a state of war and tensions escalating. It remains to be seen how the Biden administration will respond to the criticisms and unfolding events. As the world continues to witness the consequences of this deal, it is clear that the situation in the Middle East requires urgent attention and a comprehensive approach to ensure stability and peace in the region.