Wednesday, August 3, 2016

State Department Spokesman Grilled Over Cash Payment to Iran


Report: US airlifted $400 million to Iran as detained Americans were released

Fox News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The U.S. government airlifted the equivalent of $400 million to Iran this past January, which occurred as four detained Americans were released by Tehran, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The cashtransfer was the first installment paid in a ...

US Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff ...

White House secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran the same time four Americans were released

BizPac Review - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Tehran at the same time four American hostages were released by the Persian Gulf country. But there's nothing to see here folks, according to ...

Obama paid Iran $400 million ransom for American hostages: report

Washington Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
... nuclear agreement reached between Tehran, the U.S. and other world powers. “With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well,” President Obama said at the time, without revealing the $400 million ...

US sent $400 million to Iran as prisoners were freed: WSJ

CNBC - ‎13 hours ago‎
A staff removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of Unites States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at Austria ...

U.S. delivered $400M to Iran same day American hostages freed

New York Daily News - ‎13 hours ago‎
An unmarked cargo plane loaded with $400 million in foreign currency was sent to Iran as four Americans detained in Tehran were released — but the U.S. denies the delivery was a ransom payment. Officials told The Wall Street Journal that wooden ...

REPORT: Obama Admin Airlifted $400000000 to Iran as Americans Freed

Breitbart News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Seemingly violating the claim that America doesn't negotiate with terrorists and hostage takers, reports have revealed that the Obama administration organized an airlift to transport $400 million in cash to Tehran which coincided with the January ...

Report: US sent $400cash to Iran as American detainees freed

CBS News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Obama administration strongly denied paying any ransom to Iran, Brennan says, but according to details first reported by the Wall Street Journal, currency worth $400 million was flown into Tehran on a cargo plane around the same time that the ...

US delivered $400m in CASH stashed inside wooden pallets to Iran on same day as American hostages were freed but ...

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The US secretly flew $400 million stashed inside wooden pallets out to Iran as four Americans were released from Tehran - but the Obama administration insists it was not a ransom payment. The pallets, which were stuffed with euros, Swiss francs and ...

Washington flew in $400million in CASH just as four American prisoners were released by Iran

The Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
PRESIDENT Obama secretly organised an airlift of $400 million in cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran. According to the Wall Street Journal, this astonishing revelation was made by U.S and European ...

The US reportedly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran amid a high-stakes prisoner swap

Business Insider - ‎2 hours ago‎
Washington secretly airlifted $400 million to Tehran amid a prisoner swap in January in which seven Iranians detained in the US were exchanged for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners, The Wall Street ...

Report: $400M flown to Iran as US prisoners freed

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran in January to settle a decades-old legal dispute just as the Iranians were releasing four Americans detained by Tehran, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal ...

Chairman Royce on Reports That Obama Secretly Sent $400M to Iran: 'It Keeps Getting Worse'

CNSNews.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
(CNSNews.com) – Republicans lashed out Tuesday at the Obama administration over a news report claiming it airlifted $400 million in foreign currency to Tehran on the same day the regime released five imprisoned Americans. On that day in January, the U ...

Report: US Secretly Sent Iran $400 Million In Cash The Same Day Prisoners Were Released

Daily Caller - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Journal reports Iranian press as describing the cash payment as “ransom.” Under current US sanctions, it is illegal to conduct transactions with Iran in American dollars. As such, the Obama administration procured the $400 million in foreign currency.

Iran Received $400 Million From U.S. as Hostages Released, Provoking Trump's Ire

U.S. News & World Report - ‎2 hours ago‎
Donald Trump Wednesday criticized the $400 million paid in cash to Iran in January, which coincided with the release of American hostages from Tehran. Trump pointed the blame at Hillary Clinton, calling into question her competency as Secretary of State.

Report: U.S. airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran when prisoners released

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎2 hours ago‎
The U.S. government secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran at the same time as the release in January of four Americans detained in the Islamic Republic, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites U.S. and European ...

Obama paid $400M 'ransom' to Iran

New York Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
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 Obama administration was ...

Lawmakers: 'Ransom' to Iran puts Americans at risk

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Republican lawmakers are fuming over a bombshell report overnight that the U.S. government airlifted the equivalent of $400 million to Iran this past January – as four detained Americans were released byTehran – and say the transaction has put more ...

Report: US paid Iran $400 million as American prisoners were freed

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. The January released of four Americans prisoners from Iran allegedly coincided with a secretly-arranged US cash payment of $400 million to Tehran, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The report cited US and ...

Obama's ransom payment

Power Line (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cashto Iran in January at the same time Tehran was releasing four jailed Americans. The Journal, citing U.S. and European officials and congressional ...

$400M Payment to Iran as Americans Freed Not a Ransom: White House

NBCNews.com - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The White House on Wednesday denied suggestions that a $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was a "ransom" to free four Americans being held in Tehran — characterizing the move as coincidental. That sum was actually part of a $1.7 billion ...

US Sent $400M to Iran While American Hostages Were Freed

TIME - ‎3 hours ago‎
As Iran released four American hostages in January, some $400 million dollars were flown into Tehran, according to a report. A cargo plane loaded with ... 17—without acknowledging the $400 million cashsettlement being flown to Iran. The four hostages ...

Stunning Report: Obama Administration Made Secret $400Cash Payment to Iran as Detained Americans Were ...

TheBlaze.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The U.S. and European officials who spoke to the Journal didn't specify exactly when the airlift of cashoccurred, but the Tasnim agency, “an Iranian news site close to the Revolutionary Guard,” reported that the plane landed at Tehran's Mehrabad ...

Reports: US gave Iran $400M on same day hostages freed

Boston Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
FOLLOW THE MONEY: Clockwise from left, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and pastor Saeed Abedini were released on the same day the U.S. reportedly gave Iran $400 million.

Republicans Blast Obama for $400 Million Payment to Iran

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎26 minutes ago‎
In response, State Department spokesman John Kirby said their release and the $400 million payment had nothing to do with one another. Any suggestion otherwise is, according to Kirby, “utterly false.” “We just don't pay ransom. … This was not ransom ...

Report: US sent Iran $400M as American prisoners freed

WHIO - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump seized on the claims Wednesday to attack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, writing in a tweet that, "Our incompetent secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, was the one who started talks to give ($400 million ...

Obama administration denies $400cash payment to Iran was ransom for hostages

Washington Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
The Obama administration insisted Wednesday that its secret airlifted payment to Iran of $400 million in January wasn't ransom to obtain the release of four jailed Americans, as more lawmakers inn Congress expressed outrage over the deal. ... The Wall ...

Obama's $400cash settlement delivery to Iran slammed as 'ransom payment'

UPI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Obama administration's secret $400 million airlift on an unmarked cargo plane to Iran coincided with the January release of four Americans who were detained in Tehran, The Wall Street Journal reported. The money, made up of mainly euros, ...

Iran says West failing to meet nuclear deal commitments

Israel Hayom - ‎4 hours ago‎
Wall Street Journal raises questions regarding possible American ransom payment for four US hostages in January • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accuses world powers of harming Iran's economic growth by failing to comply with nuclear deal ...

State Department Spokesman Grilled Over Cash Payment to Iran

Washington Free Beacon - ‎1 hour ago‎
State Department spokesman John Kirby was grilled Wednesday on Fox News over a new report that the Obama administration airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran in January as the Islamic Republic released four Americans it had detained. The payment ...

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