Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Barack Obama paid Iran $400 million dollar ransom.

Thomas Williams

The President of the United States Barack Obama paid Iran $400 million dollar ransom. And the American News Media doesn't care at all.
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent-cash-to-iran-as-americans-were-freed-1470181874

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom


By
Jay Solomon and
Carol E. Lee
August 3, 2016
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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The U.S. secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward
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