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Saturday, October 22, 2016

WSJ: Obama secretly sent to Iran full of money plane

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama arranged a secret dispatch to Iran of $ 400 million in cash. The dispatch to Tehran of the plane with the money coincided with the release of the Iranian authorities four American hostages.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Sensational information was published by the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, who received information from American and European officials.

The sources said that the Iranians got a wooden cargo pallet, filled with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies, but USD was not there, as it was prohibited by law. The money was purchased by Washington in the Central banks of Switzerland and Holland.

According to journalists, the equivalent of $ 400 million was the first tranche in the framework of the settlement of the longstanding activities between Tehran and Washington at $ 1.7 billion.

During the time of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Tehran signed with the Pentagon contract to supply fighter jets, after which Iran contributed to the special Fund of the defense Ministry of US $ 400 million.

After the overthrow of the Shah and the new government of Iran demanded that Washington return the advance and accumulated interest. In turn, Obama initiated a pay Tehran a basic part of the amount in dispute.

The newspaper writes that almost immediately after the plane landed with money Iran freed four detainees of US citizens. Washington has released seven Iranians and withdrew the requests for results 14.

Simultaneously, the US and the EU announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran imposed on the country over its nuclear program.

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