That’s right — Obama allowed the U.S. taxpayers to fund the efforts of terrorists in the Middle East.
The $1.7 billion in cash given to Iran by the Obama administration nearly two years ago remains highly controversial, where President Donald Trump has even slammed Obama for propping up the terrorist-supporting regime.
The Washington Times reports:
“The American money sent by the Obama administration was first flown to Switzerland aboard an unmarked chartered aircraft, and then converted into euros, Swiss francs and other currencies. An Iranian transport aircraft flew the cash to Iran in January and February 2016 in three shipments.”
“The first aircraft arrived in Tehran on Jan. 16, 2016, with $400 million piled on wooden pallets. Two other aircraft shipments of cash were sent on Jan. 22, 2016, and Feb. 5, 2016, totaling $1.3 billion.”
The Times confirmed U.S. intelligence officials were able to trace the funds back to Iran, who have used it to ensure Hezbollah and the Houthi rebels can continue to wage a proxy war in the region.
Obama’s administration claimed at the time the money was secretly shipped to Iran as part of an outstanding debt on a decades-old arms deal. Obama gave $400 million to Tehran in January for a weapon purchase dating back to the early 1970s.
The remaining $1.3 billion was alleged to pay off the interest it accrued since then.
Again, why were giving Iran this money? They had been waiting for since the early 1970s, so why did Obama approve it all of the sudden in 2016?
Because that was the only way Iran would agree to release four American hostages. Obama is so weak and feckless, he had to pay tiny Iran $1.7 billion from the U.S. taxpayers to get our hostages back.
Pathetic. And now we know all of that money is funding terrorism in the region.
We should be very thankful Trump does not appease the Iranian terrorists and has absolutely obliterated the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in the region.