Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

US: $400 Million Payment to Iran Used as 'Leverage' in Release of Prisoners

For the first time the Obama administration on Thursday clearly and publicly said a cash payment of $400 million to Iran was used as leverage to ensure the release of a group of American prisoners being held by Tehran. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama denied that the payment to Iran on the same day as a hostage release was "some nefarious deal," pointing out that the transfer was announced in January, a day after implementation of the U.S. nuclear deal with...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter