Reports indicate that the Biden Administration is preparing to wire $6 billion of unfrozen Iranian funds to banks in Qatar, which would trigger a sequence leading to the release of as many as five detained U.S. dual nationals from Iran and a similar number of Iranian prisoners held in the U.S. flying home.
The first step was achieved on August 10th when four U.S citizens were released from Tehran’s Evin prison into house arrest, where they joined a fifth who was already under house arrest at the time.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken referred to this move as the first step of a process that would lead to their return home.
Joe Biden chose not to destroy the nearly $85 billion worth of US military equipment before leaving the country, instead opting to provide it to the Taliban and their Islamist allies.
Reports suggest that the Biden Administration has left behind more weapons for the Taliban than those passed to Mexican cartels during Obama’s Fast and Furious program.
This includes videos of pallets of weapons and stacks of $100 bills seized by the Taliban as they assumed power across the country.