Obama Admin. Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ for Iran

Yet a new wrinkle has surfaced in the controversial nuclear deal being formulated by the US and world powers with Iran, as State Department representatives on Monday would not rule out handing the Islamic regime up to $50 billion in a “signing bonus” for agreeing to a deal.

Reports have indicated that the US would authorize a release of $30-$50 billion in cash to Iran with the signing of a final deal ahead of a June 30 deadline, which comes in addition to over $11 billion in assets that were unfrozen in the interim agreement signed November 2013.

Asked about the reports on Monday, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf tried to avoid the topic before accusing reporters of being “spun up” on the issue, according to Washington Free Beacon.

When directly asked if Iran will receive $50 billion “on day one after signing” a nuclear deal, Harf said she would “look into it.”

h/t AS

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