US Waives Sanctions On Iran, Gives $6 Billion In Frozen Funds In Exchange For Prisoner Swap
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the deal between the United States and Iran, saying that it would only give Iran more funds to fund Iranian-backed terrorist organizations.
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration has agreed to issue a blanket waiver to release $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds from international banks and release five Iranian citizens currently being held in the United States in exchange for releasing five U.S. citizens currently being detained by Iran.
According to a document sent to the U.S. congressional committees, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that waving sanctions on Iran for the prisoner swap is within the national security interests of the United States.
What The Statement Said, Israel's Reaction To The Deal:
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial