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UN panel calls for immediate release of American scholar held in Iran
September 11, 2018
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Washington (CNN) The Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal, US officials confirmed Wednesday.
Details of the cash delivery drew fresh condemnation of the Iran deal from Republicans. They charged that the administration had empowered a major sponsor of terrorism because the nuclear agreement enables Tehran to re-enter the international economy and gives it access long-frozen funds.
In addition, they said the cash delivery amounted to a ransom payment that violates long-standing US practice not to pay for hostages. As such, they argued, it encourages Iran to hold onto its remaining Americans prisoners until they can get more money for them.
"Paying ransom to kidnappers puts Americans even more at risk," said Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. "While Americans were relieved by Iran's overdue release of illegally imprisoned American hostages, the White House's policy of appeasement has led Iran to illegally seize more American hostages, including Siamak Namazi, his father Baquer Namazi and Reza Shahini."
I hope it all works out but... going to Iran for ANY reason is questionable. A bad choice by Wang
When we know that because of the history of our relationship with Iran, they do not trust Americans, and we caution people from even going there, why would anybody? Choose a different culture from a different country to research.
retired old sarge
He knew it was not safe when he went there.. ITS HIS FAULT.. he shouldn't have went... Let people start reaping what they sow... he knew the possibilities... Let him take responsibility for what he did by going there in the first place. ITS NOT LIKE HE WAS IN THE MILITARY AND FORCED TO GO THERE.
Meat Eater Bill/ Proud Zionist
Meanwhile our so called allies in europe, Canada, japan and Australia COZY up to Iran and love them! WHY IS THAT? TRUMP 2020!
Education can get you so far in life. Common sense is the key to survival. I dont feel sorry for this dude. Have a fun vacation my dude.
Yahoo pushes a hard liberal agenda.
The UN Panel should also call for the release of all Iranians in American notorious jails based on TRUMPED up charges.
Well that's their Law and Order. Not ours. So to Iran, it's normal.
Can you imagine what we would have for a government catastrophe, had Hilly been elected??
Because the United Nations does not discriminate against any nations by the form of government they have, the vote of any country that has a legitimately elected government that represents the will and desire of its people can be canceled out by the single vote of any nation that is run by a dictatorship which represents not the will of its people but one individual. Which means, in the U.N. a vote that represents the will of millions of people can be canceled out by a vote that represents the will of one man. The very non-discriminatory nature of the rules that govern the United Nations gives an unfair advantage to unelected dictatorships. While democratically-elected governments are held accountable for the decisions they make, dictatorships are accountable to no one, so they are free to vote any way they like even if their very own people are harmed by those policies. By nature, dictatorships will always rule selfishly, be unfair, and highly corrupt. The United Nations has the perception of legitimacy but because the leaders are unelected they have no legitimacy. This is the reason why the United Nations must be abolished!
Hezbollah = Army of Light
No matter how many sweet family pics you post, espionage is a risky business. Spy against US, and see how US regime treats you in GB with no lawyers, no trials and plenty of waterboarding.