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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Cash Payment to Iran

August 3, 2016
Press Release

“How many times will the American public get blindsided with more information about how desperate the Obama Administration is to cut deals with Iran? In the dark of the night, the Administration went through a secret effort to airlift $400 million of foreign currency to a state sponsor of terrorism – which Iran promptly directed to its military budget – at the same time Iran released four American hostages. This whole process stinks, and we can be certain that this shady cash exchange will send a dangerous message to foreign enemies who will now be emboldened to capture and hold hostage American citizens in exchange for a payday.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.