Sen. Tom Cotton: Obama’s $400m ‘Ransom to the Ayatollahs’

by JOEL B. POLLAK | Breitbart  |  published on August 3, 2016

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called the $400 million airlifted to the Iranian regime in hard foreign currency in January “ransom to the ayatollahs.”

Details of the transaction were reported Tuesday evening by the Wall Street Journal:

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Cotton and other lawmakers, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, have long accused the administration of paying a “ransom” to the regime, contravening long-standing U.S. practice since the days of Thomas Jefferson and the Barbary Wars.

  • Rodney Steward

    This mad man is going to get money to the terrorist anyway possible, from running guns to this bullsh$t, and he has the nerve to say Trump is not fit for the White house, he wasn’t when he first went in and is still not fit for the job! And Hellary, U totally suck!!!


    I don’t understand why Obama has not been impeached long ago. We will now have to keep paying his retirement salary. WHY? He has not earned it. Why didn’t America n people protest at the White House – together? No-one else would do it. Fill up DC with protestors!!! He needs to be in prison along with Hillary!

    • Rodney Steward

      It’s all part of the plan for the NWO, and Hellary is the final nail to drive it home!!

    • Michael Bellinger

      Because most of his cabinet are muslim and/or pro muslim. And those who are not are probably scared of him or are being blackmailed. Plus about 285 members of the government have become millionaires since Obumer took office. They do not want to make waves.

  • winmatt53

    Because Obama is muslim Brotherhood supporting Terrorism a sneak everything he does is by deception!!!! #WakeUpAmerica #Aiding the enemy #Treason

  • robert sanders

    What else is new.

  • solog

    Any other questions in-regards to our infamous President…pathetic!

  • The Redhawk

    THE big “O” Mullah just BOUGH HIMSELF DISPENSATION from any TERRORIST attacks by Iran and ISIS on HIMSELF for his RETIREMENT!
    He is such a HUGE POS!!!

  • Rock

    Obama the Muslim just gave Iran the money to finish the Bombs that will destroy the U.S. and Israel… And Obama says Trump isn’t fit ? What an arrogant, self centered, A HOLE ! For those too stupid to follow Hillary’s movements on the Iran deal… She is attached to Obama’s A $ $ 100% on giving them the money. Another traitor.
    warrenpeace, below, hit the nail right on the head ! He is 100% correct……

    • The Redhawk

      He just bought some Retirement Mansion in iRAN .. FREE of any TERRORIST attacks on ITSELF the EMPTY SUIT ASSHOLE

      • Rodney Steward

        He better take the keys to the Drone room before he leaves, what goes around comes around!! 🙂

  • warrenpeace

    Obama is a fool- so when he says Trump is unfit- check his record!! Why in God’s name are we giving this terrorist country CASH? We have no way of knowing what they will do with that although I have some strong ideas- as always- Obama’s decisions are always ANTI-AMERICAN and are meant to bring this country down. Someday we will all get to see what is in those sealed records of his and it will be shocking the man that many stupid Americans supported blindly!! I can proudly say I didn’t support him- not because he’s black- because he is unfit and a traitor.

    • reggie

      He is a soros puppet just like kiltery. If you are not familiar with him, he is the shadow government, of the rothchilds, rockefellers, etc

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