US makes deal with Iranian to swap prisoners

Recently, it was reported that the US defended the prisoner swap deal with Iran against Republican attacks. You are required to read the article for more details and information about the same. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates.

Iranian Prisoner Swap

Currently, Washington stresses that funds set to be unblocked to secure the release of detained Americans are Tehran’s own. As a result, Republicans slam the Biden administration for a prisoner swap deal with Iran. Reportedly, Former President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress accused President Joe Biden of paying ransom to Iran in order to secure the release of American prisoners. However, now Republicans are voicing outrage and anger at the Biden administration’s decision to carry out a prisoner exchange with Iran by accusing President Joe Biden of paying ransom to a world state sponsor of terrorism.

Moreover, the administration notified Congress on Monday that it has proceeded with the agreement which has engaged issues that will give Tehran access to $6 billion in oil revenue that the US had frozen through sanctions. Under the agreement, the administration will free 5 Iranians under an exchange detention in the US which stated that Iran will release five Americans it has detained. On Tuesday, Former President Trump lashed out at Biden by claiming the deal sets a Terrible thing. Furthermore, a senior Biden administration official said the money in South Korea is Iran’s. The official said the Trump administration had allowed several other countries, like India and Turkey, to continue to buy oil from Iran and deposit the funds in special accounts. The officials said that no funds were being raised directly to Iran and these funds would be moved to restricted accounts in Qatar and the United States would have to know how the funds were raised.

Reportedly, the State Department did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday about the GOP backlash. Moreover, some people and Republicans said that the administration’s deal would motivate enemies of the US to take more Americans hostage. The administration informed Congress about the steps taken in the deal and said additional briefings are already scheduled for this week. Shockingly, the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were not by Iran but by members of Al Qaeda most of whom were Saudi nationals. On Tuesday, the White House said that the non-used funds can be used only for humanitarian reasons and are subject to more legal restrictions than they were in South Korea.

Shreya Gupta

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