Trump targets Obama over Iran payment

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2018 23:01 IST

Washington DC [United States], Feb 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Sunday targeted his predecessor Barack Obama for a payment to Iran, saying he has "never gotten over the fact Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran" and no investigation was called.

"Never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, the FBI or Justice called for an investigation!," Trump tweeted.

According to the Hill, in addition to the implementation of the international nuclear accord and a prisoner swap to secure the release of five Americans, the Obama administration in early 2016 also sent Iran $1.7 billion, using non-US currency, to resolve a dispute surrounding an arms deal signed just before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The White House at that time denied the payment was "ransom." (ANI)

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