Deal Sweetener: State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

What the hell?

pundit from another planet

John-Kerry-Saud-bin-Faisal-bin-Abdulaziz-Al-Saud-AP-640x480Adam Kredo writes: The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds.

“This could be the largest cash infusion to a state sponsor of terrorism in modern history.”

— Jonathan Schanzer, a top terrorism-funding expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory.


“They’re getting access to money throughout this period as well. Throughout the extension they’re now getting some sanctions relief, which will continue through June 30.”

— State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf

A cash release…

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