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Iran-US Relations / Ransom Issue / Nuclear Deal #1109007

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 06, 2016
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(Studio: Poppy Harlow) The administration’s denial that the US paid ransom to Iran for the release of hostages noted. [Secretary of State John KERRY – says we don’t pay ransom.]

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The White House efforts to defend itself against the ransom claims featured; details given about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s reversal of his claim about a tape showing the money coming off a plane and questions about whether the payment was contingent upon the release of the Americans. [OBAMA – says this wasn’t some nefarious deal.]

(Studio: Poppy Harlow) Live conversation held with CNN political analyst Josh Rogin† about the ransom issue; statement from Senator Tom Cotton† quoted. [OBAMA – comments on the Iran nuclear deal.] [ROGIN – says this is how diplomacy works; asserts it is too early to tell if the Iran deal is working.]

Harlow, Poppy;
Sciutto, Jim

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