Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Where's ALL of Money US sent to IRAN?

Praying Medic has an interesting thread asking the question, "Where's the rest of the $1.3b sent to Iran?

A challenge for researchers concerning the Iran Deal:

The Wall Street Journal broke a story in August of 2016 about $400 million that was flown to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane as part of the Iran deal.

The total payment the Treasury Department made in January of 2016 was $1.7 billion.

The payment was, according to a Treasury Department spokesperson wired to Central banks in Switzerland and the Netherlands in payments of $99.99 million each.

US paid Iran $1.3B two days after $400M cash transfer

The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in…

The Wall Street Journal first reported (in August of 2016) that $400 million of the $1.7 billion was withdrawn in Geneva as Swiss francs, euros, and other currencies, then stacked on pallets and flown to Iran.

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
The U.S. secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and…

Everyone claims the remaining $1.3 billion was also sent to Iran, but there is no evidence to corroborate that claim.
I've been digging for days and I haven't found a single news story reporting on what happened to the other $1.3 billion.
If you can find a reliable news story with details about what happened to the $1.3 billion that was not flown in the airlift to Iran (details about where it went and how it got there) please send me a link to the article.

Happy hunting!
The State and Treasury Departments declined on Tuesday to answer a series of questions from the Free Beacon about the method in which U.S. taxpayer funds were paid to Iran.

The administration is also withholding key details about the payment from leading members of Congress, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Mike Lee (R., Utah),

The State Department said it does not know how the remaining $1.3 billion was transferred or to whom it was transferred. Cruz described this disclosure as "confounding."

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion
The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran.
SOURCE: Andrea Shea King via Facebook