Obama secretly freed dangerous Iranians in historic prisoner swap deal

RT | 25 April 2017

When Barack Obama signed a prisoner swap deal with Iran, he said the released Iranians were “not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses.” However, a Politico investigation claims that some were national security threats – a fact Obama ignored to keep Tehran on board with a nuclear deal.

Speaking to the American people on January 17, 2016, then-President Barack Obama called the prisoner swap – which saw the release for seven Iranians for four Iranian-Americans imprisoned by Tehran – a “one time gesture” to Iran.

He said the Iranians being released were “civilians” who had not been charged with “terrorism” or any “violent offenses.”

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