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U.S. Officials: $400 Million Payment to Iran Has Nothing to do With Prisoner Release

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

At the same time four detained Americans were released by the terrorist state $400 Million dollars were secretly shipped by the American Government to Iran. Now it may be a total coincidence that the money transfer was at the same time as the prisoner release, that’s if one believes in coincidences, along with tooth fairies, monsters under the bed, and Hillary never told the Benghazi parents that it was all because of a video.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

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.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Sure the only reason Obama secretly sent the cash was because he suddenly decided to stop fighting a law suit.

“With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well,” President Barack Obama said at the White House on Jan. 17—without disclosing the…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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