Pompeo questions cash transfer to Iran

Americans deserve to know if their country used their taxes to pay a ransom, writes Congressman Mike Pompeo of Wichita.

August 17, 2016

Pompeo Demands Treasury Department Explain $400 Million Cash Shipment to Iran

WICHITA, KS – Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), released the following statement regarding his letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew seeking answers regarding the lawfulness of the United States’ $400 million cash transfer to Iran, which occurred as American hostages were released.

“Since January, I and many others in Congress have been trying to get details about the $1.7 billion President Obama announced he was paying Iran.  As the Obama administration stays silent on the matter, news reports have given us quite a bit of frightening information — specifically that the U.S. sent $400 million in pallets of cash to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.

“Yet again, we are pounding the Obama administration for information.  My letter asks the Treasury Department how and why it circumvented, or broke, U.S. law.  The American people deserve to know the truth about how their taxpayer dollars are being used and if our country paid a ransom.”

You can find Pompeo’s past statement on the $400 million cash transfer to Iran here.  In January, Pompeo inquired with the State Department when the $1.7 billion payment was announced, see more about his work here.

You can read the full letter here.

Washington, D.C.: T.W. Arrighi

(202) 225-6216 (Office)

(202) 590-0609 (Mobile)

 

Wichita, KS: Sean Robinson

(316) 262-8992 (Office)

(316) 644-0832 (Mobile)