August 10

In early August, the Biden administration granted the Islamic Republic of Iran access to over $6 billion in frozen assets and released Iranian prisoners in exchange for five American hostages. While the safe return of unjustly held Americans is always a cause for celebration, the manner in which President Biden achieved this is cause for deep concern. Iran is taking Americans prisoner precisely to get ransoms like these, and the Biden administration continues to pay increasing prices and cave to the demands of Iran’s ruling mullahs. This decision emboldens Iran and our other adversaries to hold America hostage and capture American citizens as leverage to achieve other goals.