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What does America owe Iran?

10th August 2016 – The Washington Times

What does America owe Iran?

Clifford D. May

An unmarked cargo plane filled with $400 million in cash lands in Tehran. Four American hostages held by Iran’s rulers are set free. These revelations have sparked two controversies. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd August 2016 – Quoted by Roland Elliott Brown - IranWire

Who Holds the Key to Sanctions Relief?

Jonathan Schanzer

When Iran signed a nuclear agreement last year with the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hailed the deal as “a triumph of diplomacy.” more...

10th August 2016 – The Washington Times

What does America owe Iran?

Clifford D. May

An unmarked cargo plane filled with $400 million in cash lands in Tehran. Four American hostages held by Iran’s rulers are set free. These revelations have sparked two controversies. more...

5th August 2016 – Associated Press

Associated Press Radio

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Obama administration's $400m payment to Iran. more...

3rd August 2016 – Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

The US reportedly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran amid a high-stakes prisoner swap

Amir Toumaj

Washington secretly airlifted $400 million to Tehran amid a prisoner swap in January in which seven Iranians detained in the US were exchanged for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. more...