(RightIsRight.co) – After proudly disclosing a staggering $6 billion deal with the Iranian regime, the Biden administration has apparently reached a “quiet agreement” with Qatar to supposedly prevent Iran from accessing the money amidst ongoing Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, according to sources familiar with the matter, as reported by Fox News.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo held a meeting with House Democrats, during which he informed lawmakers of this agreement. Adeyemo conveyed that the United States has allegedly established a “quiet understanding” with Qatar to temporarily block the transfer of the $6 billion in unfrozen funds to Iran.
Although this agreement was shared with congressional Democrats, there has been no official notification from the State Department or the Biden administration to Congress regarding the freezing of these funds.
In September, the Biden administration brokered a deal with Iran, which included swapping prisoners held by Iran for $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets. This agreement enabled the transfer of these funds from South Korea to Qatar without violating U.S. sanctions, with the stipulation that the money be used exclusively for humanitarian purposes such as food and medicine.
Notably, the unfreezing of these funds occurred nearly a month before Hamas launched a major and deadly attack on Israel, resulting in the deaths of at least 27 Americans, with an unknown number of Americans held hostage by the terrorist group.
Iran, a known supporter of Hamas, praised the attacks on Israel. It has been previously reported by the State Department that Iran provides approximately $100 million annually to Palestinian armed groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Both Republican and Democratic members of Congress have urged Biden to freeze these assets. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has affirmed that the administration has the authority to do so.
Blinken stated during a press conference in Tel Aviv that the U.S. retains the right to freeze these funds, claiming that none of the money has been accessed by Iran.
John Kirby, the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, reiterated that the $6 billion remains untouched in a Qatari bank, reaffirming that none of it has been spent. He also emphasized that even if access were granted, the money would not go to the Iranian regime but would supposedly be directed toward approved vendors for humanitarian purposes.
Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pa., introduced legislation to freeze the $6 billion account, mirroring the Senate bill introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The legislation prohibits the administration from further lifting sanctions or providing additional relief to Iran.