"I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid," Modly said in an apology issued on Monday amid calls for his removal.
A spokesman for the government said it would continue working on the prisoner release plan.
The search for her son Gideon will continue Tuesday, though authorities presume that he is dead.
Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau.
Any lifting of sanctions, as suggested by the administration, is likely to result in smuggling and abuse by the Iranian authorities
Multiple countries have acused the Trump administration of unfairly acquiring equipment necessary for fighting the ongoing coronavirus outbreak through 'wild west methods.'
'This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacists as terrorists, and this illustrates how seriously this administration takes the white supremacist terrorist threat.'
The current crisis has forced American Jewish organizations to focus tremendous additional resources on the severe and growing needs facing their communities and their vital networks of institutions.
Particularly welcome was the strong position against Iran's nuclear ambitions and regional hegemony.
'The US has been always [been] accused of having a role, either intentionally or accidentally, in the biological events, like the (outbreak of) Ebola'