Former Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince addressed the controversy surrounding President Obama’s secret $400 million payment to Iran on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon.
“For the administration to deny that it was a ransom payment is a complete lie,” said Prince, adding:
When you have the aircraft holding on the deck in Iran – pilots there, crew there, flight plan filed, everything waiting until the fee arrives – and of course, the administration doesn’t do it in dollars because that would be another violation of federal law, so they did it in euros and Swiss francs, once again with America paying off Iran.
“The thousands of U.S. troops that have been killed or damaged by roadside bombs, especially the explosive foreign penetrators in Iraq, that was directly the responsibility of Iran, as the Marine barracks bombing was in 1983,” said Prince. “They’ve done ten times or 100 times as bad in Iraq to our own troops. Once again, the administration literally gets away with breaking the law, paying a terrorist nation the largest ransom payment I’ve ever heard of.”
Bannon asked if Hillary Clinton should be considered complicit in the execution of Iranian nuclear physicist Shahram Amiri, on charges of spying for the United States, who was discussed in some of the emails on Clinton’s unsecured private server.
“The physicist that came out, he defected, he was a treasure trove of information, but the CIA and the Clinton State Department botched it while he was in the States, left him pretty much unsupported,” Prince replied, calling it a major mistake to leave Amiri’s family in Iran.