Justice Department officials reportedly objected to timing of Iran cash payment

August 3, 2016 11:23 PM

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Senior Justice Department officials raised objections to the U.S. flying the equivalent of $400 million in cash to Iran around the time four detained Americans were released this past January, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the paper reported that the money was flown to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane as the first installment in a $1.7 billion settlement of a failed 1979 arms deal.

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