Post navigation The Biden Administration negotiated a prisoner exchange and a series of pledges and measures from the Iranian government to obtain the release of four Americans detained in the country. In return for their release, the United States promised to lift some sanctions and unfreeze billions in Iranian-held funds. The agreement was a significant breakthrough in US-Iran relations and could serve as a foundation for further diplomatic progress. Hunter Biden’s Russian business partners were not placed on a sanctions list by the United States for the second time. These partners are connected to a business venture that Hunter Biden previously sponsored. Despite increased criticism of Biden and his Russian connections, the US has chosen not to impose sanctions.