Obama spending America's money like a drunk sailor
U.S. President Barack Obama, has made the first 400 million dollar payment of 1.7 billion dollars, to be paid to Iran, whose government has repeatedly vowed to wipe America off the face of the earth. Obama sent the 400 million in cash via a secret airplane drop, delivering the huge sum of U.S. taxpayer money to the Iranian government.
Obama claims the payment was made in cash, as America has no banking relationship with Iran. However, the U.S. Treasury Department has confirmed that on two previous occasions, in unrelated matters, the American government has wired Iran money. Therefore, the Obama Administration is not being truthful. All this taxpayer money went to Iran, with no accountability and will be hard to trace.
U.S. wire payments to Iran undercut Obama
09/18/16 07:29 AM EDT Updated 09/18/16 08:23 AM EDT - The United States made at least two separate payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer within the last 14 months, a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed Saturday, contradicting explanations from President Barack Obama that such payments were impossible.
Responding to questions at an Aug. 4 press conference about a $400 million payment delivered in cash to the Iranian government, Obama said, “[T]he 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 that we couldn't send them a check and we could not wire the money.”
But a Treasury Department spokesman acknowledged on Saturday that on at least two occasions, the U.S. did make payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer.
That $400 million cash payment that Obama said could not have been delivered any other way was part of a larger $1.7 billion settlement with Iran, the remainder of which was also delivered in cash. The $400 million, paid in January to settle a decades-old dispute over military equipment order by the late shah of Iran, was sent through intermediary central banks in Europe, who then delivered pallets of euros, Swiss francs and other currencies to Tehran.