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Senate Moves To Terminate Obama’s Upcoming Payments To Iran

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Senate Moves To Terminate Obama’s Upcoming Payments To Iran

Excerpted from The Washington Free Beacon: Congress is set to consider new legislation that would block the Obama administration from awarding Iran billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in what many describe as a ransom payment, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will introduce on Tuesday new legislation that would prohibit the Obama administration from moving forward with all payments to Iran, according to the bill, which would also force Iran to return billions of dollars in U.S. funds that have already been delivered to Tehran by the White House.

Rubio’s bill—a version of which is also being introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.)—would mandate that Iran pay American victims of terrorism some $53 billion in reparations for past attacks planned and coordinated by the Islamic Republic.

The legislation comes amid a growing scandal surrounding the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $1.7 billion earlier this year as part of an effort to free imprisoned U.S. hostages. The payment, details of which were kept secret from Congress and the American people, is expected to become the focus of several congressional investigations in the coming weeks.

“President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran was sweetened with an illicit ransom payment and billions of dollars for the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism,” Rubio said in a statement provided to the Free Beacon. “The U.S. government should not be in the business of negotiating with terrorists and paying ransom money in exchange for the release of American hostages. Doing so puts more Americans in danger, as President Obama himself admitted.”

The State Department recently reissued a travel warning for U.S. citizens traveling to Iran due to the possibility of kidnapping and imprisonment by the Iranian government.

Rubio said his new bill “would stop the Obama administration from making any further payments to Iran from the [Treasury Department’s] Judgment Fund until Iran returns the ransom money it received and pays the American victims of Iranian terrorism what they are owed.”

“President Obama may have attempted to appease our enemy with pallets of cash secretly delivered on an unmarked cargo plane, but Iran continues to cheat on the nuclear deal, harass our military, hold Americans hostage, and fund terrorism around the world,” Rubio added. “Iran should be held accountable, and the Obama administration’s misguided policies must be stopped.” Keep reading

  • marian_young
  • Iran is the enemy of their Zionist ally yet they give them billions? These people are twisted and completely insane.

  • nmgene

    obumer violated our laws by ggiving money to a terrorist country supporting terrorism !!!!!

  • Deborah Campbell

    Congress is “set to consider”!!! It is only a means to strangle The United States with breaking debt and to fortify IRAN! COME ON CONGRESS!!! SAVE THIS NATION!!!!

  • Abby Sapp

    THIS is how you would regain my respect, Mr. Rubio.

    CONGRESS: The buck stops here. America is focusing on pouring Clorox all over DC and it is time you straightened your act up BIG TIME!~

  • Roger Long

    Why do they have to write a bill to keep Obama from sending money to Iran? The House of Representatives control the purse strings, just say no! Seems to me they waste more time trying to prevent something the government wants to do, than they do something that is more important. It’s like a distraction to make it look like they’re doing something.

    • Rancier360

      “The Judgment Fund is a permanent, indefinite appropriation available to pay judicially and administratively ordered monetary awards against the United States.” Congress had no say in what Obama did, which does not seem to have even been in compliance with federal regulations but he gets away with a lot of stuff that’s not on the up and up…

      • marstob

        They could call for an impeachment

  • chuck morrow


  • marstob

    Without sanction from the Congress shipping that money off to Iran calls for IMPEACHMENT of POTUS. imho.

  • sunshinegirl

    It’s about time Congress gets off heir butt and do somethin itg positive and constructive, but I’ll believe it when I see it.