Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Reveals Biden's Prisoner Swap with Iran Linked to Nuclear Deal
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) has stated that a proposed prisoner swap between the U.S. and Iran is part of a lar...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Warns of Proposed Prisoner Swap with Iran
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) has stated that a proposed prisoner swap between the U.S. and Iran is part of a larger deal that involves a nuclear agreement with Iran. Turner made these comments during an interview with CBS News' "Face The Nation."
The proposed deal also reportedly includes the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian assets by the U.S.
Concerns Over Lack of Disclosure and Congressional Oversight
The administration has not yet disclosed the terms of a proposed deal regarding the release of detainees, but it is believed to be part of a broader negotiation to reinstate controls on Iran's nuclear weapons and enrichment programs. There are concerns that the administration may be pursuing an informal deal instead of a formal one, which had congressional oversight in the past.
Former Congressman Expresses Concerns About Potential "Secret Deal"
Former Congressman Mike Turner has expressed concerns about the Biden administration potentially making a "secret deal" with Iran regarding its enrichment program. Turner emphasized the importance of securing the release of five American prisoners held in Iran but warned against compromising on Iran's nuclear capabilities. He highlighted that Iran's technological advancements have significantly shortened the time it would take for the country to build a nuclear weapon, from a year to a matter of weeks.
Biden Administration Signals Broader Deal
According to Representative Mike Turner, the Biden administration has signaled that the reported hostage agreement with Iran is part of a broader deal concerning Iran's enrichment program. Turner also mentioned that Iran has violated the previous agreement by removing cameras from the sites, making it difficult to understand their activities.
"The reported hostage agreement with Iran is part of a broader deal concerning Iran's enrichment program," said Representative Mike Turner.
The tweet from Face The Nation highlights a concern expressed by Congress regarding a potential secret deal. The tweet does not provide any further details about the deal or the context surrounding it.