Oct 10

Iran prisoner swap for $6 billion in spotlight after Hamas attacks Israel

Reuters reports that the Palestinian group Hamas’s surprise assault on Israel Saturday and Israel’s retaliation have killed more than 1,100 people and focused attention on the Iran-backed Islamist group.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that Iran has not yet been able to spend a single dollar of the $6 billion in funds that were unfrozen in a U.S.-Iran prisoner swap in September. Blinken also said he had “not yet seen evidence that Iran directed or was behind this particular attack, but there’s certainly a long relationship.”