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Bill Johnson Statement on Obama Administration Shipment of $400 Million to Iran

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Marietta, August 2, 2016 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Bill Johnson released the following statement after the Wall Street Journal published a story stating that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained there:
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Bill Johnson released the following statement after the Wall Street Journal published a story stating that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained there:

“For decades, American foreign policy has been to not pay ransom for hostages, because to do so only encourages more kidnapping of Americans. Not only did the Obama administration violate this common-sense policy, it did so secretly. I will call on the Speaker of the House to appoint a special investigation committee to get all the facts on this very serious violation of American policy. If true, this would make the Iran-Contra affair look like jaywalking."
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