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State Department Spox Spends 3 Minutes Attempting To Explain Ransom

After admitting that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages, State Department spokesperson John Kirby attempted to do some damage control. CNN’s Kate Bolduan asked Kirby in an interview tonight, “Today you described it as leverage. The question also to you today was you […]

By NTK Staff | 08.18.2016 @8:36pm

After admitting that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages, State Department spokesperson John Kirby attempted to do some damage control.

CNN’s Kate Bolduan asked Kirby in an interview tonight, “Today you described it as leverage. The question also to you today was you wouldn’t give Iran the money until they released the prisoners and you said correct. That seems pretty close to the definition of ransom. How is it not?”

Kirby proceeds to spend the next three minutes trying to explain what ransom is to Bolduan. At no point did Kirby’s answers seem to satisfy Bolduan.

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