THE IRAN RANSOM PAYMENT: IT GETS UGLIER

From the Wall Street Journal, via Ed Morrissey’s excellent blog at hotair.com:

The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.

The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.

The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed.

Now I know this isn’t very important.  After all, the Angry Beauty Queen story – the one media keep pushing so that Trump is forced to respond, and then accuse Trump of pushing it rather than them – is far more worthwhile.

But I thought you might want to see what those media are burying, so that you don’t know about it…and Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to explain why she never had a problem with Barack Obama’s Iran policy through her four years as Secretary of State, right to today.

Keep ’em ignorant and you own ’em.

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