Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Iran: $400,000 Ransom "Wasn't Ransom"
At least that's what our government says about the revelation that the US was sending $400,000 in cash to Iran as four hostages were being released.
"The cash flown to Iran consisted of euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies because U.S. law forbids transacting American dollars with Iran."
Oh, I stand corrected.
"State Department spokesman John Kirby said their release was on an entirely separate track from the settlement payment and, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News, said any suggestion it was tied to ransom is “utterly false.”
The whole 1.7 billion dollars was ransom.