(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Biden administration this week denied reports that a prisoner swap deal had been agreed with Iran, which would have involved the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds. Had the prisoner swap deal occurred as reports from Sunday suggested, it would have been a dramatic reversal of President Donald Trump’s policies of putting financial pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear weapons program.
A policy that would have continued to work had President Biden not caved and agreed to lift sanctions on Iran to achieve full compliance with the failed Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal or the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.”
Pro-Iran TV station Al Mayadeen in Lebanon claimed on Sunday that the United States and Iran had agreed on an exchange of prisoners to release four Americans who are accused of spying in exchange for our Iranian prisoners currently in the United States.
But the federal government denied that an agreement had been reached – meaning an agreement may well still be on the cards. The Iranian envoy to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, said that he could not confirm the reports.
Isn’t that a clear indication that the Biden administration is continuing to try and make deals with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism?
According to Al Mayadeen, an unidentified Iranian official said that British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe would be released as part of a deal once the United Kingdom had paid off a debt on military equipment that was owed to Iran, but a British Foreign Office official also suggested that the report was wrong.
It’s not exactly uncommon for disinformation to come from Iran, especially now that they are seeing concessions from the United States.
An Iranian state TV report also claimed that informed sources – anonymous, of course – said that the Biden administration had already agreed to release four Iranian prisoners who were jailed for bypassing American sanctions.
But White House chief of staff Ron Klain said that the report is “untrue.”
“There is no agreement to release these four Americans,” he told CBS.