Secretary of State John Kerry admitted earlier today that funds heading to Iran for sanctions relief will end up in the hands of terrorists.
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” Kerry admitted during a CNBC interview.
Kerry went on to reiterate that point, saying that while there is no evidence currently that funds have been attained by terrorists, “I’m sure at some point some of it will.”
Watch the extraordinary admission below …
Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.
When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that.
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement in response, calling it “a stimulus bill for radical Islamic terrorists.”
“Secretary Kerry admitted what we suspected all along,” Priebus stated. “The nuclear deal Hillary Clinton spearheaded with Iran is a giant stimulus bill for radical Islamic terrorists.”
He questioned Democrat presidential front runner, Hillary Clinton, saying she “Should explain why she thinks an agreement that helps arm terrorists is such a diplomatic coup, especially when it makes America and our allies like Israel less safe.”
Calling it a “failed foreign policy,” Priebus reminded voters that nothing in the Obama/Clinton/Kerry agreement “ultimately prevents Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb.”