Aug 19 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the State Department admitted the timing of the Obama Administration’s transfer of $400 million to Iran was contingent upon Iran’s release of Americans held hostage by the Iranian regime:

“Weeks after President Obama assured the American people that his administration didn’t pay the Iranian regime a ransom, the State Department finally admitted that the $400 million payment to Iran was directly linked to the release of Americans held hostage. It is ransom by any definition.

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that President Obama sold the American people and Congress a bill of goods with his disastrous Iran nuclear deal, offering the world’s largest state sponsor of terror concession after concession, including a path to a nuclear weapon. He continues to deliberately mislead the American public about it to this day.”