Skip to comments.Obama paid $400M ransom to Iran
Posted on 08/03/2016 2:38:19 PM PDT by x
The Obama administration quietly shipped $400 million stacked on wooden pallets in an unmarked plane to Iran in January just as Tehran was releasing four Americans who had been detained there, according to a report.
The huge cash load represented the first payment of a $1.7 billion debt that Iran, at an international tribunal in The Hague, claimed it was owed over a failed 1979 arms deal signed before the fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday night.
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Maybe 40% of the country would care if they heard about it.
Yes, and the lying ba$$tud is denying, denying and denying some more
....in different types of currency
Can I ask a stupid question ?? Why did we pay this in cash, in denominations from various countries currency?
If one country owes money to another country, don’t they settle up via wire transfers nowadays???
Sending bundles of untraceable cash seems very odd.
You answered your own question...perhaps it wasn’t
a partial payment,but a ransom payment, they didn’t expect the public to find out
Criminals ALWAYS use cash. Can’t trace it.
Wanna bet this isn’t on the evening “news”? As usual, they will lie, cheat and steal to protect their man.
.....so incredibly stupid Odungo put all overseas military personal in danger by paying a ransom....
4 Navy types were released on the day of transfer
Not stupid question at all.
If Obama paid in USD$ that would be a felony. He paid in Euros, French Marc’s and other denominations. Untraceable and he hoped it would never be discovered.
It’s against US policy to give money to terrorists as if encourages more hostage taking. In other news, 2 more Americans were arrested yesterday.
And they hate America, and don't want our dollars (though they do want money from us). Or they want euros in case the US puts restrictions on dollars later on. Or giving them dollars when the sanctions were still in place was against US law.
I don't know how valid any of those stories are. It still sounds really fishy. Cash transfers probably don't leave much of a paperwork trail. Euros may be harder to trace than dollars?
It wasn’t a ransom, it was an excuse.
Trump was talking about video, where I can find???
Like they couldn’t get a corrupt bureaucrat in India Russia Pakistan to give them a dirty bomb with that cash.
Will there ever be ANY STRAW that will break this jackal’s back? How much criminality will the American people take? Is there a limit???
I read in another article that there’s a prohibition on using “U.S. funds” to pay Iran for anything. So it had to be converted into something else, and not wired directly as dollars.
(Please don’t call it “money laundering”.)
The $400 million involves unfrozen assets as part of the (bad) Iran nuke deal. Iran paid us $400 million in cash for a weapons shipment back in the ‘70’s, we never delivered.
And the $400 million is just a small part of Obamas deal that unfreezes $100 billion with a B! My Iran deal would have been ...you are responsible for the IEDs that maimed thousands of GIs...you are a terrorist government, you get NO assets unfrozen AND no nukes.
Trump for President.
So what? None of those in “leadership” do anything about it. This is a lawless nation led by criminals, traitors and fools.
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