GOP senators ramp up push to refreeze $6B in Iranian funds: ‘Hamas is just the puppet’

Calls from Capitol Hill lawmakers to freeze the $6 billion in Iranian funds reached through controversial negotiations increased this week. 

Nearly 20 GOP senators are calling on the Biden administration to freeze the funds that were released to a Qatar account in exchange for five American prisoners last month. 

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., led a group of GOP senators on Tuesday, urging the administration to “limit Iran’s ability to provide support to Hamas.” 

She blamed President Biden for sending Palestine over $730 million in aid since taking office through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. 


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