.@RepMcCaul slams the Biden administration for releasing $6 billion to Iran:“They are so naive … It was a hostage swap for $6 billion … It’s going to go into terror proxy operations, it’s going to go into building their nuclear…offensive system for a nuclear war.” pic.twitter.com/sWmqYuaWKR — GOP (@GOP) September 18, 2023
Mick Mulroy, who served in the Pentagon during the Trump administration, said the deal will “likely give countries that incarcerate Americans as political hostages more reasons to do so,” the Times noted. Even some Democrats — including Rep. Pat Ryan of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey — expressed concerns about Biden’s move.
Iran’s president said the ayatollahs will spend Joe Biden’s $6 billion ransom payment as they see fit—this means funding terrorist attacks against Americans and our allies.This was a craven act of appeasement and total failure of leadership from the Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/IpxWKZ4wI9 — Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 13, 2023
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Americans should not put themselves at risk by visiting Iran. “While this group of U.S. citizens has been released, there is no way to guarantee a similar result for other Americans who decide to travel to Iran despite the U.S. government’s longstanding warning against doing so,” he said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Spoke with the five American citizens freed from Iran today and told them we can’t wait to see them back home with their loved ones. @POTUS and I will not rest until we bring home every wrongfully detained American. pic.twitter.com/7ND26atF6u— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) September 18, 2023