Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ransom Paid? Report: US Secretly Sent Iran $400 Million In Cash The Same Day Prisoners Were Released

The Obama administration secretly airlifted wooden pallets stacked with $400 million in cash on the same January day Iran was releasing four Americans they’d been holding prisoner.

The story, first reported by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday night, describes the scene:
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.

Administration officials deny they were paying ransom for the hostage release:
Senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of any quid pro quo.

The White House claims the money...

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