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Layers Of Obama's Iran Deal Keep Being Peeled Back - Not Good

One of the last things former President Barack Obama worked on before leaving the Oval Office was an Iran nuclear agreement involving a prisoner swap. Details of the deal initially remained murky, but new information has been released by Politico that sheds some light on the deal. According to Politico, Obama was using some deception in referring to the prisoners being swapped as ‘civilians’.

The former POTUS said that the individuals being held were on trial for ‘sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.’ This is not exactly true; some of the Iranian being exchanged for American prisoners in Iran were national security risks.
There are new details of the Iran nuclear agreement, made by the administration of President Barack Obama, regarding the prisoner swap that occurred between the United States and Iran, Politico reports. The names and backgrounds of the prisoners being released were withheld by the Obama administration, and it seems for good reason.

Three were known members of a network that supplied Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics and missile technology, such as the kind of applications used by Tehran in a recent test firing. Three (it’s unclear if it is the same three) had attempted to lease a Boeing aircraft for an airline that supports Hezbollah. Over a dozen fugitives had pending charges with the Department of Justice, which were dropped in order for the president to make the deal. One was allegedly part of a conspiracy to purchase U.S. assault rifles that were being smuggled into Iran.

Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili was what Politico called the ‘biggest fish’. He spent 2005 through 2012 trying to acquire parts with ‘nuclear application for Iran via China’.

“When federal prosecutors and agents learned the true extent of the releases, many were shocked and angry,” wrote investigative reporter Josh Meyer, who notes that Obama’s deal elevated national security risks. “The former [senior Obama administration] official also acknowledged the complaints by agents and prosecutors about cases being derailed but said they were unavoidable, and for the greater good.”

Source: IJR
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