“The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran, so that we could not send them a check and could not wire the money,” President Obama said.
According to Conservative Outfitters BBC reporter Hadi Nili posted the video footage on Twitter, allegedly showing the “pallets of cash” paid to release Americans. The footage was originally part of an Iranian documentary several months ago on February 15th.
The Obama administration contradicts that the payment was related to the release of the U.S. hostages, even though payment was made on the same day Iran freed the hostages. What do you think?
— Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) August 4, 2016
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