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Biden In A Total Dilemma As Iran Wants Their $6 Billion Refreezed

by Jessica
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President Joe Biden is facing pressure from all sides and staring at difficult choices regarding the Middle East.

According to a report by the Washington Examiner on October 25, 2023, the Biden administration is facing mounting pressure to refreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets following Hamas’ attacks on Israel.

At the same time, the administration is also facing pressure to take a softer stance on the war in Gaza.

As per sources, the Biden administration is facing mounting pressure to refreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets following Hamas’ attacks on Israel.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian security officials helped Hamas plan and then authorized the assault.

The newspaper cited senior members of Hamas and Hezbollah, both Iranian-backed terror groups.

Twenty Senate Republicans quickly sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday mentioning the report and calling for Biden to refreeze the money.

The Biden administration officials have said that while Iran has a history of funding terrorists, including Hamas, there is no evidence to date it played a direct role in the assault on Israel.

However, social media users have blamed the Biden administration’s move to free up frozen Iranian funds in a prisoner exchange for playing a role in the Hamas attacks in Israel.

Conservative commentator Vince Mansfield posted: “I would like to see the Republicans in the US House open an investigation into how that $6 billion Joe Biden just sent to Iran was distributed. Specifically, did any of it go to Hamas before this latest attack on Israel.”

The Biden administration is also facing pressure to take a softer stance on the war in Gaza.

The administration and President Joe Biden, in particular, swiftly responded to the shock of the surprise attack, Israel’s initially ineffective response, and the graphic reports and footage of Hamas’ atrocities.

Biden stood up as a staunch friend and supporter of Israel and delivered two eloquent speeches that expressed his feelings and emotions and laid the foundation for the actual measures of support.

However, there is also the need to deal with the morning after and to adapt the Biden administration’s larger policy in the region.

The Biden administration needs to cope with a potential threat to the stability of allies like Egypt and Jordan as well as with Arab, European, and some domestic criticism of its support for Israel.

Biden has been critical of the Netanyahu government’s extreme right-wing character as well as of its so-called judicial overhaul.

For several months, Biden refused to invite Netanyahu to the White House. More recently, this tension subsided when Biden realized that he needed Netanyahu’s help in order to get part of his anticipated agreement with Saudi Arabia through Congress.

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