Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The White House Approved The Transfer of $1.7 Billion IN CASH To Iran

The Obama administration has admitted paying Iran $1.7billion entirely in cash to settle a decades-old debt over an aborted arms deal (pictured, part of that payment)

WSJ: U.S. Transferred $1.3 Billion More in Cash to Iran After Initial Payment

First $400 million coincided with Iran’s release of American prisoners and was used as leverage, officials have acknowledged

The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion, according to congressional officials briefed by the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice departments.

The cash payments—made in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies—settled a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal dating back to 1979. U.S. officials have acknowledged the payment of the first $400 million coincided with Iran’s release of American prisoners and was used as leverage to ensure they were flown out of Tehran’s Mehrabad on the morning of Jan. 17.

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Update #1: Obama administration admits paying entire $1.7billion Iran bill in CASH from little-known fund of taxpayer money (Daily Mail)
Update #2: US made $1.7 billion transfer to Iran in foreign cash, Treasury says (FOX News)

WNU Editor: This story gets better with each passing week.


Jay Farquharson said...

Well, it's not like you can do a letter of credit, or a bank transfer,

Under current US Fed sanction rules, that would get you 979 hundred years in jail.

So, it's gotta be be cash.

fazman said...

Pity they couldnt be upfront and pay the ransoms to save the others in syria.
So yep you do pay ransoms and yep you do negotiate with terrorists.

RussInSoCal said...

Makes Iran-Contra look like nickle slots.