Iran has been at war with the U.S. for years, and you’ve just funded a ton more of it, America. Absolute treason. How does it feel to be officially screwed over by the Obama Regime? “Most transparent administration in history.” Yep, committing high crimes right out in the open for everyone to see.
The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday night that the United States transferred an additional $1.3 billion in cash to Iran using foreign currency days after paying Tehran an initial $400 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The additional 1.3 billion was given to Iran as interest on a settlement of a failed 1979 arms deal between both countries before the Islamic Revolution. The Obama administration airlifted $400 million in pallets of euros and Swiss francs to Iran on Jan. 17 to settle the claim on the same day that Tehran released four American prisoners. The State Department confirmed last month the payment was used as leverage to secure the release of the hostages, leading critics to charge the administration of making a ransom payment.
Administration officials briefed lawmakers on the matter Tuesday, according to the Journal.
The Obama administration briefed lawmakers on Tuesday, telling them that two further portions of the $1.3 billion were transferred though Europe on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. The payment “flowed in the same manner” as the original $400 million that an Iranian cargo plane picked up in Geneva, Switzerland, according to a congressional aide who took part in the briefing. More