Now the same publication publishes a new sensation. The newspaper, citing a number of American and European officials, reports that the US administration has sent Iran 400 million dollars (in euros, Swiss francs and other currencies). According to the WSJ sources, this money became a kind of ransom of 4 citizens of the United States detained in Iran.
The submission states that the operation was carried out with the help of the banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, where the currency was purchased, as the US sanctions measures prohibit the conduct of transactions with Iran using the US dollar.
The newspaper writes that 400 million dollars - this is the "first installment" from the United States, aimed at resolving all issues of a financial dispute in the amount of 1,7 billion dollars. These funds (400 million plus interest, which was calculated in Tehran) at one time in the fund of the Pentagon introduced the monarchical regime of Iran for the future purchase of US military aircraft. It is reported that US President Obama decided to transfer the base amount to Iran, but so far he refused to pay interest for the broken deal.
After receiving the money, Iran decided to release the prisoners with American passports - journalist Jason Rezayan, preacher Sayed Abedi, soldier Amir Hekmati, Nosratolla Khosravi. The United States, in turn, released seven Iranians and withdrew the request to detain another Iranian 14 citizens, who were suspected of committing crimes under American law, from Interpol.
Now in the United States, the Obama administration is accused of secret deals that "undermine the foundations of the foreign policy of the United States."