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John Kirby Says State Department Used $400 Million Payment to Iran for "Leverage"

Spokesman John Kirby says of the $400 million cash payment to Iran, "We of course sought to obtain maximum leverage until after American… read more

Spokesman John Kirby says of the $400 million cash payment to Iran, "We of course sought to obtain maximum leverage until after American citizens were released, and that was our top priority." He says the release of U.S. sailors was not a ransom case. When asked whether Iran would have received the payment if the prisoners had not been released, he replies, "That's correct." close

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John Kirby Says State Department Used $400 Million Payment to Iran for "Leverage"

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