[QUOTE=ironglow;2055732802]" There is no evidence that any money was shipped on pallets or in barrels."
Just in case anybody wondered;
I should have written “boxes and barrels”. I stand corrected.
The first of those articles refers to monies sent to IRAQ by the Bush administration. Nothing to do with the 150 billion in question.
The second article refers to payments in various currencies that add up to dollar amounts but were not dollar currency - just in case anyone is imagining pallets of 100 dollar bills.
Also in that article is this:
“euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran in an unmarked cargo plane to cover the first $400 million.
Although the "mechanics" of the second payoff was not confirmed, it was most likely made in cash since the US has no banking relationship with Tehran, The Weekly Standard speculated.
A number of US politicians have accused Obama of paying "ransom" even though the money belonged to Iran.
Both Iranian and US government officials have stressed that the payment was unrelated to the nuclear deal struck with the Islamic Republic in July.
The sum returned to Iran, however, constitutes a fraction of tens of billions of dollars of the Iranian assets which the US has blocked since the Islamic Revolution.”
Despite popping up a half dozen times in this thread, there is no reference to any payment of 150 billion dollars or any figure close to that.