Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Monday morning to state what a “terrible precedent” the United States’ recent deal with Iran sets.
“This absolutely ridiculous 6 Billion Dollar Hostage Deal with Iran has set a terrible PRECEDENT for the future. Buckel up, you are going to see some terrible things start to happen,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
Five American prisoners were freed from Iran on Monday morning in exchange for the U.S. to release five Iranian prisoners and unblock 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.
While the deal with Iran was believed to simmer tensions between the two countries, according to AP News, pressures are “almost certain” to remain high due to various disputes over issues like Tehran’s nuclear program.
During his campaign, Biden promised to reenter the Iran nuclear deal that former President Obama negotiated but then was dissolved by 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.