Yet another secret side deal in Obama’s awful Iran pact
Yet another troubling secret side deal tied to President Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear pact has now come to light. At this point, Obama has dropped more shoes than Imelda Marcos.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the ransom for the US hostages Iran released in January went beyond that $1.7 billion cash payment: Washington also agreed to immediately lift UN sanctions on two major Tehran banks.
What makes this especially worrisome is that the banks — Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International — were under sanction for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program. And those penalties were to remain in force until 2023.
Team Obama said Washington agreed to secretly lift the sanctions as a gesture of good faith because Iran had been complying with the nuclear deal.
But, as we’ve since learned, Iran is only in compliance because of a series of secret technical US concessions — without which Tehran would never have met the deadline for sanctions relief.