According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in January, the US gave Iran $400 million in cash. Wooden containers with Euro and Swiss francs were transported on a cargo plane without identification marks in January of this year. Some time later, the Iranian authorities released the four detainees across the country of Americans, including journalist of The Washington Post Jason Resolana.
The secret transfer of funds happened in those days, when Iran signed a nuclear agreement, which allowed to remove targeted sanctions against it. When Tehran agreed to release the Americans, Barack Obama said that “it’s time to complete another dispute”, but did not say a word about the fact that Iran has paid $400 million.
The publication indicates that after the payment of money in January, Iranian authorities have detained several people with dual citizenship, including passports of the United States, France, Canada and the UK.
In January the WSJ linked the return of the hostages with the dispute settlement 35 years ago, Washington had to return to Iran $1.7 billion For the money of the last Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi purchased from the USA a large batch of weapons. However, in 1979 the country was a revolution, the monarch fled, came to power the Islamists, and the weapons were never delivered to Iran, and money the Americans have not returned.