President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Tuesday there were no plans to claw back and re-freeze $6 billion in Iranian assets after Tehran-backed Hamas launched the deadliest attack against the country of Israel in decades.
In an interview with Fox News, National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said there are no plans to re-freeze those assets, which were released about a month ago.
“The $6 billion, that the Qataris are holding that was unfrozen in order to get three hostages back.” Fox News’ Martha MacCallum said, asking: “Is that money now going to be refrozen?”
“I don’t want to get ahead of the policy decisions going forward here,” Kirby replied. “As I said last time, you and I talked about this, that money can be refrozen… We won’t hesitate to make that decision if we feel we need to. But I’m not going to get ahead of a policy decision that hasn’t been made yet.”