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Dennis Ross co-sponsors bill to prohibit ransom payments to Iran

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Last month, the Wall Street Journal first reported that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran. The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran over a long-held dispute over a failed arms deal just before the Shah of Iran lost power in 1979. After that news broke, White House spokesman Josh Earnest rejected suggestions the money transfer to…

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