LOOK: Iranian Film About U.S. Prisoner Release Shows Pallet of Cash
— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) August 5, 2016
Video has emerged from an Iranian documentary back in February of what looks like a pallet of hard currency like the one described in a recent WSJ report.
Persian BBC reporter Hadi Nili posted the video from an Iranian state-TV documentary called "The Rules of the Game," about the exchange of American prisoners.
— Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) August 4, 2016
According to the BBC, this was the commentary that accompanied the image of the pallet:
"Early hours of 17 January 2016, Mehrabad Airport (Tehran), $400m cash was transported to Iran by an airplane.
"A little bit later, part of the interest money was also paid to Iran, and the US government made a commitment to pay the rest of Iran's money."
According to Nili, the documentary said the $400 million payment was just part of the "expensive price" to release the Americans.
Yesterday, President Obama vehemently denied that the payment made back in January was a quid pro quo for the exchange of four American prisoners.
The clip's emergence comes after Donald Trump retracted a claim that he saw Iranian military video of "money pouring off a plane." Instead, he said that the image he saw was of the plane that had transported the hostages to Geneva, Switzerland.
The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2016
Watch a clip about the documentary from Special Report below.