On the 22nd Anniversary of the tragic 9-11 attacks on America, Joe Biden finalized a deal to give $6 billion to the Iranian government in exchange for up to five US dual nationals being held by the oppressive regime.
Iran is one of the top state sponsors of terrorism and has been for several years.
A waiver has been issued by the Biden administration, allowing US banks to transfer $6 billion of Iranian oil funds that were previously frozen without risk of U.S. sanctions. This is reportedly a major development in procuring the release of five American citizens who are being held in Iran, according to individuals familiar with the situation.
Thursday saw the release of a report from legacy media outlets claiming that the U.S. and Qatar had reached an agreement to stop Iran from gaining access to $6 billion recently freed up in an exchange of prisoners for a hefty sum of money.
Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Democrat lawmakers in a closed-door briefing that the money “isn’t going anywhere anytime soon,” according to anonymous sources.
The Iranian regime on Friday denied the assertions that the Biden Administration had blocked the transfer of $6 billion to the Ayatollahs.
The Islamic Republic News Agency reported:
On Thursday local time, Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations denied the claim of the American newspaper Washington Post that the United States agreed with Qatar to block Iran’s 6 billion dollars.
The following is the full text of the note by Iranian Permanent Mission to the UN:
“The news is devoid of veracity, the publication of which would tarnish the Washington Post’s credibility,” Iran’s mission said.
The senators in question and the U.S. government are all acutely aware that they cannot renege on the agreement.
The money rightfully belongs to the people of Iran, earmarked for the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to facilitate the acquisition of all essential and non-sanctioned requisites for the Iranians.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.