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originally posted by: Drftr1955
The question is why...give an enemy any amount of money.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: Pyle
So giving them their money back after their assets were unfrozen as part of the Iran Nuke deal is treason?
We should have kept it for payment of restitution for the 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.
An exchange of nuclear weapons between these two states is next.
Islamic civilization will be finally destroyed.
Israel will be safe for the Future.
The Oil will still be under the sand. It's in the Plan.
This Iran money is not a loan.
Nuclear deal allows Iran to access its frozen assets
Money to Iran
The countries involved are not collectively writing a check to Iran. According to Richard Nephew from Columbia University, the money is revenue from oil and gas sales that foreign banks are forced to hold.
With the sanctions lifted, Iran was expected to end up with about $50 billion after financial obligations and other matters, according to experts we spoke to and testimony from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
Iran would not receive the money without U.S. permission. If the U.S. had not cut a deal with Iran, the funds would still be frozen under the sanctions. So while no taxpayer money goes to Iran, the U.S. allowed Iran to receive billions of dollars.
It’s unclear how much money has been released to Iran. The sanctions were lifted when the deal was implemented earlier this year, but only the Iranian Central Bank knows exactly how much is available to the country.
What was universally known as the Iran hostage crisis went on for more than a year, and finally ended with a bargain: In exchange for the release of 52 American diplomats and citizens, both sides agreed to resolve the question of money through international arbitration. The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal has trudged along for almost four decades now, and the money has flowed both ways. By 1983, Iran had returned $896 million to U.S. banks, which in turn had returned hundreds of millions in frozen funds to Iran. Today, private claims from the U.S. side have been resolved to the tune of $2.1 billion.
But still at issue as Obama began his second term was $400 million that Iran in the late 1970s had paid for U.S. fighter jets, while Tehran was still a U.S. ally. After it turned into an enemy in 1979, Washington was not about to deliver the jets. But, all these years later, Iran wanted its money back—and with interest.
originally posted by: Natas0114
My guess is that Iran is the laundering service for isis. And stop number 2 on the drain the swamp tour should be George Soros' house.