Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on President Obama’s Ransom Payments to Iran

Aug 3, 2016
Press Release

Wheaton, IL — U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement following a report by The Wall Street Journal exposing the Obama administration’s secret airlift of pallets of cash to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"I'm outraged to hear that our tax dollars are literally being shipped on cargo planes to a terrorist regime. President Obama is so desperate to defend his disastrous Iran policy that he has resorted to ransom payments, effectively putting a price on every American citizen who travels abroad."