U.S. Fears Iran Deal Will Release Billions for Terror Attacks

(Daily Beast) Tim Mak - A nuclear agreement with Iran could give Tehran a $100 billion financial windfall - a sum that even the Obama administration is concerned could be used to finance terrorism against American interests. "We are of course aware and concerned that, despite the massive domestic spending needs facing Iran, some of the resulting sanctions relief could be used by Iran to fund destabilizing actions," a State Department official told the Daily Beast. "The U.S. sees Iran clearly for what it is: the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism; a supporter of terrorist groups such as Hizbullah and Hamas; a backer of the Assad regime's brutality in Syria; and a force for instability in Yemen."

2015-07-09 00:00:00

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