Obama Admin Signed Secret Documents to Lift UN Sanctions on Iranian Banks – Same Day Tehran Released US Hostages
The Obama administration signed secret documents to lift UN sanctions on Iranian banks.
This was on the same day Tehran released the US hostages.
This was also the same day Obama paid the terrorist regime $400 million in cash ransom.
On January 17, 2016, a cargo plane with $400 million in foreign currencies was secretly sent to Iran.
This was the same day the Iranian regime released four American hostages held in Tehran.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.
The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.
The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed.
The new details of the delisting have emerged after administration officials briefed lawmakers earlier this month on the U.S. decision.
According to senior U.S. officials, a senior State Department official, Brett McGurk, and a representative of the Iranian government signed three documents in Geneva on the morning of Jan. 17.