U.S. Senator Katie Britt Releases Statement on Biden Administration Finalizing Payout to Iran

September 11, 2023

Washington, D.C., September 11, 2023 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after the Biden Administration formally notified Congress that it will unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets and release five Iranians currently detained by the United States in exchange for the return of five Americans currently held captive.

“The deal itself is shameful enough. But the Biden Administration choosing today of all days to notify Congress that the President is handing $6 billion to the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world just adds insult to injury,” Senator Britt said. “This irresponsible, weak appeasement sends a terrible message across the globe and only incentivizes further hostage taking in the future. There is no doubt that President Biden’s actions once again endanger our national security and dishonor the sacrifice of American men and women who have fought valiantly for our country.”

Last month, Senator Britt joined a group of 25 Republican colleagues in demanding answers from the Biden Administration about the specifics of the proposed deal with Iran.