08.04.16

Senator David Perdue: Obama’s Dangerous Dealings With Iran Read Like A Movie Script

Calls on Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to denounce dangerous Iran deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after The Wall Street Journal reported the Obama Administration secretly sent $400 million dollars to Iran in exchange for Americans held in Tehran:

“President Obama’s dangerous dealings with Iran read like a movie script. If this wasn’t a taxpayer funded ransom for Americans, why would President Obama have sent $400 million to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane in foreign currency and not tell anyone about it? The American people deserve answers. We have seen the Obama Administration engage in secret negotiations, intentionally mislead the American people about its dangerous nuclear deal, and now, dole out a ransom payoff. Enough is enough. I call on Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to denounce President Obama’s dangerous Iran deal and start treating Iran like the bad actor it is.”

Additionally, Justice Department officials objected to the cash payment citing concerns over how it would be perceived by the public and the Iranians, but President Obama’s State Department ignored these concerns.