RJC Statement on the Obama Administration's Ransom Payment to Iran

Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2016) – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks, in response to the confirmed $400 million ransom payment to Iran:

"The Obama Administration’s ransom payment to the largest state sponsor of terrorism sets a dangerous precedent, one that will only put more Americans at risk. This $400 million ransom, along with the $100 billion Iran has already collected from the U.S., will further Iran’s funding of terrorist organizations who launch regular attacks in Israel, as well as their funding of militia fighters directly working to undermine our coalition forces in Iraq and Syria. 

"Hillary Clinton and Democrats across the country should immediately condemn this ransom payment and reverse their support for the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran."