U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners

August 17, 2016 9:48 PM

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U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners

An Iranian cargo plane left Geneva with $400 million in cash after a flight with Americans aboard took off from Tehran in January

WASHINGTON—New details of the $400 million U.S. payment to Iran earlier this year depict a tightly scripted exchange specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran.

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