KEY POINTS
  • "We have not yet seen evidence that Iran directed or was behind this particular attack, but there is certainly a long relationship," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on CNN's "State of the Union."
  • Some Republican leaders have pointed to Iran as a cause of the attack.
  • Blinken said Sunday that none of the $6 billion released to Iran in September for humanitarian use has yet been spent.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 22, 2023 in Washington.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that it is not clear there was any involvement by Iran in the weekend attack by Hamas on Israel.

Iran has long been a supporter of Hamas, the group designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, whose attack on Saturday left at least 250 in Israel dead.