Political and Legislative

U.S. and Qatar Agree to Prevent Iran from Accessing Previously Frozen $6 Billion Fund

The U.S. and Qatar have reached an agreement to prevent Iran from accessing $6 billion recently unfrozen as part of a prisoner swap, the deputy treasury secretary told lawmakers on Thursday, sources confirmed to ABC News.

Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo told House Democrats in a closed-door briefing that the money “isn’t going anywhere anytime soon,” sources said.

The agreement comes as the U.S. is scrutinizing Iran’s role in backing Hamas, the terrorist group behind the unprecedented attacks on Israel over the weekend. Though the Biden administration said there’s been no evidence that Iran played a direct role in the assault, the White House has said Iran is complicit given its decades of support for Hamas.

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