Israel war: Biden’s $6 billion Iran prisoner swap deal under harsh spotlight

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A prisoner swap between the United States and Iran that was criticized when it was announced last month is in for especially harsh scrutiny now.

The Biden administration defended the deal, which involved swapping five prisoners from each side as well as the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian assets, when questioned by the Washington Examiner at Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

“The United States does not regret bringing home American citizens who have been unjustly detained abroad,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan told the Washington Examiner. “As I said before, the president has no higher priority than to get Americans home.”

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