This one seems to be going around, shared and posted by those gullible enough to believe right wing propaganda.

The money in question is *not* taxpayer money. It is Iran’s money that was frozen since 1980 ($400 million, to be exact) including the interest it had accumulated in the past 30+ years. That’s all there is to it.

I don’t like it either, but it *is* their money, and it’s not ‘tax payer money’.

Stop spreading untruth because you’re too lazy to read the actual article.

“The United States and Iran today have settled a long outstanding claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague,” the statement from Secretary of State John Kerry reads. “This specific claim was

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  1. Yes, you could – though realistically, the interest was *never* taxpayer money to begin with, as these funds were never permanently taken, but rather frozen.

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