What is going on here?
The US negotiated for the release of five hostages held by Iran. One was an Iranian-American named Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, who no one ever heard of and who decided to stay in Iran after he was supposedly freed from captivity.
President Obama said he was “unjustly detained.”
“Two other Americans unjustly detained by Iran have also been released — Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari and Matthew Trevithick, an Iranian — who was in Iran as a student,” Obama said Sunday. “Their cases were largely unknown to the world, but when Americans are freed and reunited with their families, that’s something that we can all celebrate,” he said.
We might never know anything about Mr. Khosravi-Roodsari because he’s obviously not a legitimate release or he wasn’t released.
So, let me get this straight, we gave Iran tens of billions of dollars and freed far more of their people for at least one man who isn’t a prisoner?
The White House reported that 7 Iranians were released from prison and 14 others had their charges dropped under the hostage-for-criminal swap deal,
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman on Monday told the Fars News Agency that the total number of the Iranians freed under the deal is 28, not 21.
“An overall number of 28 Iranians were freed or were relieved of judicial restrictions within the framework of the agreement,” Hossein Jaberi Ansari told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran.
Who’s lying about the numbers of Iranians freed? I’m guessing it’s Obama.
Fars News Agency, the somewhat official Iranian news outlet, announced Monday that they plan to continue building their intercontinental ballistic missile system which will one day reach the United States.