Nobody Knows Where the Other $1.3B Paid to Iran Went


The White House is stillbizarrely obsessed with claiming the $400-million ransom paid to Iran for the release of American hostages was not a ransom, but the State Department has a bigger problem: It claims to have lost track of the other $1.3 billion paid to Iran as part of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal.

“The State Department confirmed Monday that the Obama administration has paid Iran another $1.3 billion to settle a failed arms deal from 1979, but couldn’t describe who in the Iran government it paid, and couldn’t say what form that payment took – cash, check or otherwise,” the Washington Examiner reports. “The State Department also admitted it can’t guarantee that the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps wouldn’t be able to get its hands on the money eventually.”

“I believe it was Iranian officials, Iranian government officials, I don’t know particularly who individually it was… We can always hand it over to someone who can hand it over to the IRGC,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. That’s exactly what the strongest critics of Obama’s nuclear deal said, except they didn’t shrug when they said it. – READ MORE

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