Politico: U.S. wire payments to Iran undercut Obama
The United States made at least two separate payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer within the last 14 months, a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed Saturday, contradicting explanations from President Barack Obama that such payments were impossible.
Responding to questions at an Aug. 4 press conference about a $400 million payment delivered in cash to the Iranian government, Obama said, “[T]he reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran that we couldn't send them a check and we could not wire the money.”
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Update #1: Obama Admin ‘Laundered’ U.S. Cash to Iran Via N.Y. Fed, Euro Banks -- Washington Free Beacon
Update #2: Treasury Wired Money to Iran Twice, Undercutting White House Claim That It Could Only Send Cash -- The Tower
WNU Editor: 6 weeks later .... we are still learning more on how the U.S. transferred money to Iran.