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Saturday, September 10, 2016

S.C. Republicans Want Answers On $1.7 Billion Iran “Ransom" Payment From Obama Administration

By McClatchy DC, Sep 08, 2016 

Back on Capitol Hill after a seven-week recess, the first order of business for many South Carolina Republicans this week was to condemn the Obama administration’s transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year, after new details about the transaction were revealed last month.

Sen. Tim Scott co-sponsored a “No Ransom Payments” Act bill with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to ban any future payments to state sponsors of terrorism, calling the details about the Obama administration’s actions “just unreal and completely unacceptable.”

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