Why is everyone so surprised the anti American President admitted finally that the 400 mil was a ransom drop? I mean,?
everyone that truly loves the USA..sorry Obama/Hillary loving liberal loons..... Knew it was
- Curtis 1911Lv 73 years ago
I'm not surprised at all the Iran $400 mil was a ransom drop, what surprises me is that obama admitted it was a ransom deal after all the lying that it was not a ransom,
- tribeca_belleLv 73 years ago
It was not a ransom drop. The Obama administration is clarifying that the U.S. withheld the delivery of the cash as leverage until Iran permitted the Americans to leave the country. It was still Iran's money. Leverage is different from ransom.
- Mr. WolfLv 73 years ago
The State Department acknowledged Thursday that it delayed releasing a $400 million cash payment to Iran in January until it was assured that a plane carrying three released American prisoners had left Tehran.
State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters that negotiators had “deliberately leveraged” Iran’s desire to get its money from a decades-old arms deal to make sure the authorities there would not renege on freeing three Americans. They were flown out Jan. 16, the same day the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was implemented.
“We felt it would be imprudent not to consider that some leverage in trying make sure our Americans got out,” Kirby said, noting the deep mistrust between the countries.
- yogicskierLv 73 years ago
Actually, it was the other way around. We would NOT release the money (which was theirs in the first place) until our people were free.
Obama's looking after American citizens and all the opposition can do is lie about it. What sick pos's they are.
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- lasloLv 73 years ago
Nonsense. The money was Iran's, and they won it back fair and square in court. And the money wasn't "dropped"--the captives were released prior to Iran getting it's own money back.
Why lie? The truth of the matter is easy to research. Why spread your poisonous distortions of the facts? Do you think it will serve you or country?
- Kristine16Lv 73 years ago
For the LAST 2 years I don't know how many times I've said, "I'VE TOLD YOU SO". And I never get sick of it.
- KaleyKLv 73 years ago
Let's see ... $400m in CASH .... and that's their idea of a business transaction. Obama is the least patriotic President of my life time.
- Anonymous3 years ago
just shows that Trump is dead right and is speaking the truth about their corruption and that theyre nothing but liars .. now their incompetence has put a price tag on every americans head that travels abroad ..
- yutsnarkLv 73 years ago
Thank god the three Americans have been released.
- GrundoonLv 73 years ago
I love America. You are an assshole