Thursday, January 21, 2016

Obama Can’t Stop Blinking: Head of Iranian Militia: $1.7B US Payout Was Ransom for Jailed Americans

This is very dangerous for the United States! 
Our policy for years was that we didn’t negotiate with Terrorists.  That was until we elected a community organizer president.    

CNS News reports the head of the Iranian regime’s notorious Basij militia claimed Wednesday that Iran had received $1.7 billion from the U.S. in exchange for the release of imprisoned Americans, contradicting the Obama administration’s denial that the settling of a decades-old legal claim amounted to a ransom.

Tehran’s semi-official Fars news agency quoted Basij commander Brig. Gen. 

Mohammad Reza Naqdi as saying in an address to militia members that the U.S. agreed to pay the money to buy freedom for what the news agency called “its spies held by Iran.”

Fars headlined its report, “Basij Commander: U.S. Bought Freedom of Spies by Releasing $1.7 bln of Iran’s Frozen Assets.”

“The annulment of sanctions against Iran’s Bank Sepah and reclaiming of $1.7 mln [sic] of Iran’s frozen assets after 36 years showed that the U.S. doesn’t understand anything but the language of force," Naqdi said. “This money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy.”

Iran at the weekend released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, convicted of espionage last year; pastor Saeed Abedini, sentenced in early 2013 to an eight-year prison term after being convicted of “crimes against national security”; former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, sentenced to death (later overturned) for spying; researcher Matthew Trevithick; and an Iranian-American, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari.

Rezaian, Abedini and Hekmati have long been viewed by supporters as “hostages,” along with the still unaccounted-for former FBI agent, Robert Levinson.

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