Political Risk

State Department on Iran $4 million demand: ‘We don’t pay ransom’

“The State Department insisted Tuesday that Iran has no reason to believe that the U.S. will honor ransom demands for the release of dual U.S.-Iranian citizens or others with close western ties imprisoned in Iran. ‘I can’t speak to the motivation behind these detentions, but if there’s a perception out there, if one of the motivations were to secure ransom, it is a false perception — it is wrong,’ State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters Tuesday.”

Source: State Department on Iran $4 million demand: ‘We don’t pay ransom’ | Washington Examiner

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