Donald Trump went on Truth Social on Monday morning to say that the new deal between the US and Iran sets a “terrible example.”
“This absolutely ridiculous 6 Billion Dollar Hostage Deal with Iran has set a terrible PRECEDENT for the future. Buckle up, you are going to see some terrible things start to happen,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
Iran released five American captives on Monday morning in return for the United States releasing five Iranian prisoners and allowing the transfer of $6 billion in Iranian assets held in South Korea.
“Today, five innocent Americans who were imprisoned in Iran are finally coming home,” President Joe Biden stated in a press release.
According to AP News, pressures are “almost certain” to stay high because of multiple disagreements over matters like Tehran’s nuclear program. The agreement with Iran was thought to reduce tensions between the two nations.
Biden pledged during his campaign to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement that previous President Obama reached but which was later annulled by President Trump in 2018.
Trump had notably called the deal “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen,” according to BBC, and stated that the deal was negotiated by Iran in bad faith and gave the Iranian regime “too much in exchange for too little.”
“It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of this deal,” Trump stated, according to BBC. “The Iran deal is defective to its core.”
While the Biden administration seeks to continue relations, a new report released by the Committee on Oversight and Accountability states that the administration has “failed to act transparently or assertively in actions and negotiations” with the Iranian Regime.
“Members [of the National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs subcommittee] discussed with subject matter experts how the Biden Administration has participated without transparency in unlawful negotiations with Iran, facilitated a ransom payment to Iran to free five Americans, and provided no explanation for the removal of a top special envoy,” the committee reported.