“The process of releasing billions of dollars from the assets of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which were illegally seized in South Korea by the United States for several years, has begun,” Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“Iran has received the necessary assurances regarding America’s commitment to its obligations in this matter,” it added.
The deal has drawn criticism from some Republican politicians, with some of them expressing concern about it.
Three top House Republicans sent a letter to the Biden administration this week expressing “deep concern” about what they call potential threats to the US national security from an alleged agreement being kept under wraps between the US and Iran.
The Monday letter – signed by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik – criticizes the deal as dangerous for releasing $6 billion in frozen funds to Iran for the freeing of five American prisoners.
The letter also accuses the administration of reaching a secret nuclear understanding with Tehran in the agreement.