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Trump Camp Slams Secret $1.3 Billion Payment to Iran

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Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 10:32 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign launched an attack on the Obama administration Wednesday after a report revealed it has paid Iran a total $1.7 billion in cash to settle an old military transaction.

The Wall Street Journal reports that two cash payments totaling $1.3 billion were made in addition to the sum of $400 million in "ransom" money that had been previously disclosed.

"President Obama's secret $400 million ransom payment to Iran already set an incredibly dangerous precedent, and news that it was followed by two more plane loads of cash only makes this blunder even worse," Trump's senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in a statement.

"Hillary Clinton's support for President Obama's approach to Iran, including the deeply flawed nuclear deal she helped spearhead, reflects the same bad judgment that characterized her foreign policy decision-making as secretary of state.

"The United States should not be helping fund the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, and Hillary Clinton needs to disavow these secret payments immediately."

In January, it was revealed that he Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million to Iran as Tehran released four jailed Americans.

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