Obama administration secretly lifted UN sanctions on two Iranian banks on the exact same day four American hostages were released

Obama administration secretly lifted UN sanctions on two Iranian banks on the exact same day four American hostages were released

DENVER—The Wall Street Journal reported the Obama administration secretly helped lift UN sanctions on two Iranian banks, on the exact same day four American hostages were released. The sanctions revelation, coupled with a now revealed $400 million payment to Iran that same day, further contradict the original administration narrative that credited “strong American diplomacy.” The sanctions were not supposed to be lifted until 2023, and were in place for the banks’ role in supporting Iran’s ballistic missile system. The U.S. Department of the Treasury called one of the banks the administration lifted sanctions on “the financial linchpin of Iran’s missile procurement network,” in 2007.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“Sen. Michael Bennet supported the Iran deal and has been totally complicit with the Obama agenda of ransom payments and this deplorable pattern of appeasement. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism, they are in debt to the families of victims of terrorism and they continue to exhibit aggression toward the United States and our allies. Did Sen. Michael Bennet know about the secretly lifted sanctions on these Iranian banks and does he approve of these dangerous actions? Coloradans need answers and Bennet has repeatedly promised to give us answers, but has completely failed to deliver on those promises.”

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