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https://twitter.com/Letters4America” Steven Moore, Editor ‏@Letters4America 48m48 minutes ago
Who transported $400M? What were serial #’s to track? Was this a payment 2 ISIS?Did DNC take cut? Did Congress know? Did Treasury Sec know?”
– end quote from Twitter – @Letters4America

Among a long list of others along a similar line of thinking – a day AFTER, news media across the world showed the story’s facts to have been misleading as served up by right-wing media sources.

Google search using term – Iran negotiations

Negotiations leading to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Negotiations_leading_to_the_Joint_Comprehens…

Wikipedia
Negotiations on Iran nuclear deal framework, 26 March to 2 April 2015 … – This article discusses the negotiations between the P5+1 and …

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Comprehensive_Plan_of_Action

Wikipedia
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) known commonly as the Iran deal, is an … Formalnegotiations toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program began with the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action, an …

Iran nuclear deal framework – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_nuclear_deal_framework

Wikipedia
… Iran) presenting the framework agreement after the multilateral negotiations in Lausanne (2 April 2015). The Iran nuclear deal framework was a preliminary framework agreement reached in 2015 …

From CNN coverage –

“Details of the cash delivery drew fresh condemnation of the Iran deal from Republicans. They charged that the administration had empowered a major sponsor of terrorism because the nuclear agreement enables Tehran to re-enter the international economy and gives it access long-frozen funds.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/us-sends-plane-iran-400-million-cash/”

And yet, when the deal was being made in 2015 and before as it was being negotiated, the funds that had been sequestered from Iranian assets in the US and abroad were part of the deal, including this $400 million to be returned to them in the manner they would find most useful (based on negotiated terms.)

These news articles from 2015 describe some of the components of the deal –

Iran negotiations: The women who made the Iran nuclear deal happen …

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33728879

BBC
Aug 6, 2015 – President Barack Obama continues to push for Congress to sign off on a nuclear deal with Iran. But the historic negotiation was brokered with …

AND

Deal Reached on Iran Nuclear Program; Limits on Fuel Would Lessen

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/…/iran-nuclear-deal-is-reached-after-long-negotiations.html
Six world powers agreed to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iranian … The deal culminates 20 months of negotiations on an agreement that …

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Iran nuclear talks: timeline | World news | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com › World › Iran

The Guardian
Jul 14, 2015 – June 2013 Hassan Rouhani is elected president of Iran. He is considered more moderate, pragmatic and willing to negotiate than Ahmadinejad …
Then, making a Google search using this term – Vienna Iran

Yields more information about it –

Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/16/middleeast/vienna-iran-iaea-nuclear-deal/

CNN
Jan 16, 2016 – Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Vienna saying he was confident the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog would certify that his country was complying with …

Once they were known to be in compliance, other things in the agreements came into play including the return of assets including currencies that had been set into a trust from the point at which they were seized, sanctions put in place and sequestered.

Iran expects lifting of sanctions today, officials gather in Vienna – LA …

http://www.latimes.com/…/la-fg-iran-sanctions-vienna-20160116-story.h…

Los Angeles Times
Jan 16, 2016 – World powers signed off Saturday on a historic deal that curbs Iran’s nuclear weapons-building, eases economic sanctions that have long …

AND

there had been an early release of some specific resources that had been sanctioned or access denied to Iran as well that happened along through the negotiation sequence.
If I want to see what that was and when –

I use Google with search terms – Treasury Dept Iran assets release

Iran Sanctions – US Department of the Treasury

https://www.treasury.gov/resource…/iran.asp…

United States Department of the Treasury
As a result of Iran verifiably meeting its nuclear commitments, the United States is … the Departmentof the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued …. Licenses for Legal Fees and Costs – Guidance on the Release of Limited …

Treasury Sanctions Supporters of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program and

https://www.treasury.gov/…releases/…/jl0395…

United States Department of the Treasury
Mar 24, 2016 – Press ReleasesCurrently selected · Daily Guidance · Media Schedule … WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control … Specifically, OFAC designated two Iran-based entities directly …

JCPOA Implementation – US Department of the Treasury

https://www.treasury.gov/…/jcpoa_implemen…

United States Department of the Treasury
Jan 16, 2016 – As a result of Iran verifiably meeting its nuclear commitments, the United … In connection with reaching Implementation Day, today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control … View All Press Releases …

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Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What? – NPR

http://www.npr.org/…/07/…/lifting-sanctions-will-release-100-billion-to-iran-then-what

NPR
Jul 16, 2015 – $100 billion: That’s roughly how much the U.S. Treasury Department says Iran stands to recover once sanctions are lifted under the new …

Related: Lew: Iran Not Getting the Full $100 Billion of Frozen Assets

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/…/Lew-Iran-Not-Getting-Full-100-Billion-F…

The Fiscal Times
Jul 26, 2015 – The U.S. in fact has already released billions of dollars to Iran, such as … The Treasury Department claims the economic sanctions have cost …

These articles will give more information about the full scope of funds and resources that have already been released or will be released when the negotiations are completed, if they get completed and compliance is made with the terms in the agreements on Iran’s side as they promised.

Then, if I want to track those sources I work from the news articles and using exact terms and dates for previous releases of funds, assets and resources, lifting of sanction components and policy discussions about it made in Congress, etc. and I google them or check for information in agency documents using their search engines specifically.

I noticed this one other thing on the current search terms that is interesting as a source of further info too before I make a new quick search –

U.S.-Iran Agreement – CQ Almanac Online Edition

https://library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac/document.php?id=cqal81-1172160

CQ Press
Jump to Treasury Regulations – The Treasury Department issued regulations June 4 requiring domestic banks to transfer the Iranian assets to the Federal …

And then I make a quick search on google using the term – Congress Iran assets

which yields some interesting facts and info about the timeline of negotiations, release of assets and lifting of sanctions, qualifying compliance processes put in place, Congressional discussions and discourse about it both as the negotiations proceeded, before the negotiations started and history of the sanctions as well as the handover in January 2016 of the $400 million in foreign currency from the US to Iran.

Supreme Court rules against Iranian bank over frozen assets – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/…/la-na-court-iran-assets-20160420-snap-story….

Los Angeles Times
Apr 20, 2016 – But Congress then adopted a special law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which said these assets “shall be …

AND

Iran Sanctions – Federation Of American Scientists

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS20871.pdf

Federation of American Scientists
May 18, 2016 – Some in Congress have proposed legislation to sanction Iran’s continued missile … Executive Order 13599 Impounding Iran-Owned Assets .

AND

U.S. sanctions against Iran – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._sanctions_against_Iran

Wikipedia
US sanctions against Iran refer to economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran, which have been imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, … In 1995, the United StatesCongress passed the Iran–Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA). Under ILSA, all foreign companies that provide investments over $20 …

AND

terrorist assets report – US Department of the Treasury

https://www.treasury.gov/…/tar2014.pdf

United States Department of the Treasury
Twenty-third Annual Report to the Congress on Assets in the United …. Table 2 contains figures for non-blocked funds relating to Iran and Syria as reported to …

AND

The Days After a Deal with Iran: Congress’s Role … – RAND Corporation

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/…/RAND_PE139.pdf

RAND Corporation
by IN CONGRESS’S ROLE – ‎Related articles
In practice, Congress’s ability to derail an Iran nuclear deal is quite limited. …… laundering concern, freezes all Iranian banks’ assets in the United States, and

THEN

If I still want to get more info and facts – I go to the Congressional record and make a search for more, including floor discussions of the relevant points in the deal.

This search, I would use the term Iran nuclear program (or programme) at the Congressional archives site to get a narrow field search results that is both current and historic records of the sanctions when they were added – and get those pieces of info all in the same results.

That’s probably because I’m lazy and don’t want to sift through the stuff for hours and really would rather spend my time scanning for the parts I’m wanting to know instead of spending time sorting through the search results to find which document pertains.

So, aside from these US based sources of information on the facts of the Iran deal and the $400 million in currency assets returned to Iran which was their money in January of this year, 2016 – take a look at the other places where information about it can be seen by anybody in the public –

Doing a Google search with these terms – UN Vienna Iran Accord

or this term – IAEA Iran Nuclear Assets

gives international sources of facts which include details sometimes not in other places or documents as obviously.

The other regulatory body concerned with the transfer of these funds and assets once the sanctions against Iran were lifted, would be the Treasuries of other nations who also sanctioned the assets, some of that info is also found on their websites as well as on the IMF and WorldBank sites, on the Central Bank of various regions websites, the UK one is pretty user friendly as arethe EU sites, and on the website for regulatory transparency who tracks them – that is at Interpol.

Enough for now. I wish people had read this information as it was coming out in the first place, then they wouldn’t have been misled so easily about the transfer of the assets back to Iran as some places presented it in the last day or two.

– cricketdiane, 08-04-16

by the way, there were sanctions lifted for business interests to interact with Iran as well from international oil companies to equipment suppliers of various types, science based equipment, drilling, etc.

It is worth looking up if you are interested and want to know when those sanctions were lifted, what it meant to Iran and the international community as well as what businesses have been involved with interacting with Iran, and how it’s going.

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