Biden Lacks 'Credibility' on Sending $6 Billion to Iran

October 13, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

The administration of Joe Biden is lacking "credibility" on the issue of the $6 billion he has tried to turn over to Iran, according to one U.S. senator.

report at the Washington Stand explains the $6 billion arose as an issue this week when terrorists of Hamas attacked Israel and killed more than 1,000 people, including babies who were decapitated.

Biden had arranged for those funds to be moved from South Korea to Qatar pending release to Iran, which uses its money to fund terrorism, including Hamas.

With the development of the Hamas atrocities, Biden officials said they would block Iran from accessing the money.

But Sen. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., openly wondered what could be believed.

"We don’t know a lot. It's just a string of failures the Biden administration has had on a number of different fronts … In my opinion, they really don’t have any credibility," Ricketts said on the "Washington Watch" program.

"The Biden administration was trying to return the $6 billion to Iran. They would have had to make purchases, [which were] supposed to be only [for] humanitarian goods, and then they would submit basically a receipt to us, and we would release the funds," he said.

He said the claim was that Iran would not be able to use that funding for terrorism.

First, he said, the deal made "no sense" at all. After all, money is fungible.

"Money can be used in a variety of different ways. So, even if they do spend money, say, on food, and get this money back from Qatar, they can spend it on anything they want. They can spend it on guns."

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