$400 million in cash to Iran embodies weakness of Obama administration

August 3, 2016 11:23 PM

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“This is a good day because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy,” President Obama told reporters following the release of four American prisoners this January who had been unjustly detained in Iran.

What came to be dubbed as the “prisoner swap” occurred almost simultaneously to the Obama administration reaching a $1.7 billion deal with Iran in what the State Department called a “fair settlement.”

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