New Scandal for US: Republicans Asked Tehran to Keep US Prisoners (including Navy and Marines) in Jail Until Presidential Elections

...not reported was the GOP offer to Tehran to jump sides on Saudi Arabia in exchange for holding American boat crews...then, of course, knifing Tehran in the back with sanctions after the election...


Bush and Kasich “ratted out” by Tehran for treason

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s top security official Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani disclosed on Thursday that the US Republicans had demanded Tehran to suspend the January prisoners’ swap deal with Washington until the presidential elections in the US.

“The US Republicans sent a message to Tehran, demanding us not to release the American spies until the presidential race starts in the US,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Thursday.

“However, we did release the US prisoners in an independent decision,” he continued.

Shamkhani, who was addressing a Thursday rally in the city of Yazd to mark the 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, went on to state, “During the prisoner swap talks, we showed that we will never be affected by domestic or foreign pressures. The decision to release the American prisoners was made on humanitarian grounds and after being approached by their families. Ultimately, the decision was made based on our national security interests as well as the fact that our own people were being held in US prisons.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Shamkhani said many peoples and governments are of the opinion that Iran is the most independent and stable country in the Middle East, adding that such a belief comes not from false assumptions and propaganda but the fact that the Islamic Republic depends on its own people.

Shamkhani described Iran as a regional power, and said the future of the world will be shaped by the ongoing developments in the region and Iran plays a key role in the formation of new Middle East.

On January 17, Iran freed four US prisoners as part of a prisoner swap, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini. A fifth man – described as a recently detained student named Matthew Trevithick – was separately released too.

According to the swap deal, the US also freed 7 Iranian-Americans who were held for sanctions-related charges and asked the Interpol to stop prosecution of 14 other Iranian nationals. But according to what Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said, the number of the Iranians whose charges have been dropped stands at 21.

The 7 Iranian inmates freed by the US were named as Nader Modanlou, Bahram Mechanic, Khosrow Afqahi, Arash Ghahreman, Touraj Faridi, Nima Golestaneh and Ali Sabounchi.

The 14 Iranians who were mentioned in earlier reports and had charges dropped included Saeed Jamili, Jalal Salami, Matin Sadeqi, Alireza Moazzemi Goudarzi, Mohammad Abbas Mohammadi, Kourosh Taherkhani, Sajjad Farhadi, Seyed Ahmad Abtahi, Gholamreza Mahmoudi, Hamid Arabnejad, Ali Moattar, Mohammad Ali She’rbaf, Amin Ravan and Behrouz Dolatzadeh.

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11 Responses to "New Scandal for US: Republicans Asked Tehran to Keep US Prisoners (including Navy and Marines) in Jail Until Presidential Elections"

  1. Nine  February 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Hey VT…

    From where I sit as a retired postal worker who is covered in bullshit I must say that this current iteration of the Republican party must be domestic enemies.

    I did swear an oath to up hold that constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic.

    Who did they hit first in ’81 when Reagan took office?

    As an American I have severed many friendships over these issues looking at that mess in Oregon to the many that say Hitler lead the way to those that say only white folk should lead the way…

    And to those Mormons and to those that would blame all upon those Jews…

    Ah..the games our dear 16 intelligence agencies play…bless them all…

    USPS was before them all

    first we pacify an area then we move stuff around…

    Just look at how oil has been moved around in the ME….



  2. drbhelthi  February 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I find it interesting that the majority of folk think that Reagan chose GHWBush for VP. Few Americans understand that Reagan, the “TV father of America” was selected by “The Secret Team” in order to get GHWBush into the VP slot. Once in the VP slot, an assassination was attempted 10 or so weeks later.

    The explanation by John Judge that the plan was to have the wounded Reagan taken to Bethesda Naval where he “would die of his wounds” revealed more of the plan. The family insistence that he NOT be taken to “Bethesda” prevented his planned death. Also interesting is that none of the rounds fired by Hinckley Jr. hit Reagan, and that the plastic projectile removed from Reagan was not fired from the pistol of Hinckley Jr., a fact that few Americans are aware of.

  3. drbhelthi  February 13, 2016 at 7:12 am

    This incident is similar to the “October Surprise of 1980”. “Mavericks” in Iran took US Embassy officials captive in November 1979 during Jimmy Carter´s administration. Carter was negotiating their release. However, George H. W. Bush and Wm Casey (CIA) intimidated Iran´s leadership to retain the embassy personnel until Ronald Reagan had been declared winner of the US Presidential election. Iranian leadership adhered to the Bush-Casey intimidation. GHWBush denied his participation. Yet, the true story is documented in the semi-autobiography of Israeli spy Ari BenMenashe, “The Profits of War – “. “The Profits of War -” documents numerous acts of treason by officials within the US Government, the C.I.A and foreign governments. “The Immaculate Deception: Bush Crime Family Exposed,” by Russell S. Bowen reveals the deceit of GHWBush.

    Forgetting is a habit of GHWBush and GW Bush. Bush Sr. did not remember where he was on Nov. 22, 1963, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Sr. However, photo experts identified one man in a photo snapped of the front entrance to the Dallas Book Depository to have been George H. W. Bush. Similarly, Summer 1984, George W. Bush disappeared for 3 days while the other 17 members of his druggie family were sacrificially murdered and skinned. Upon un-disappearing, George W. didn´t remember the 3 days.

  4. Beydety  February 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Total nonsense mate. It’s no surprise that those GOP scum bags would’ve tried this sort of scenario, it’s right up their alley. So like it or not, the GOP would’ve tried to use your sailors as political pawns.

  5. roger  February 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Jayson decker: Defending the Palestinian cause makes anyone a terrorist according to Jewish controlled MSM. About Syria, you must take into account that Assad was reelected president two years ago. If he was killing his own people hardly they would vote for him. What do you say about IDFJewish General Shahak captured in Irak and discovered to be ISIS adviser? Indeed, all about Syria terrorism has to do with Israel trying to keep the Golan Heights with Turkish complicity and demolishing another Islamic nation according to Gen. Wesley Clark revelation of PNAC plans. Whomever resists Israeli Palestine occupation and genocide would automatically be treated with word “regime”, slandered by having WMD and atomic bombs and being an undemocratic holocaust “denier”. Obviously, you only accept what´s politically “kosher” and has rabbinical blessing. Let´s hope a very proliferated nuclear World can give masonic Israel a well deserved lesson on justice.

  6. MileHighLife  February 12, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Smells of the Zionazi-GOP rigged Iran Hostage “Crisis” of 1980 with Reagan and Ayatollah Khomeini.

  7. Bill  February 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Making Bush VP and putting troops in Beirut were the two biggest mistakes of the Reagan Presidency…And if it wasn’t for the 22nd Ammndmt. we probably would have been spared fm having a Bush in the WH. Anyone who saw Reagan at the ’92 Republican Convention knows that he could have served one more term.. Somehow though I believe the Controlled Major Mass Media will squelch this story..

  8. paul becke  February 12, 2016 at 4:01 am

    When Christians go wrong, we go badly wrong. More is given, more is expected. The ‘Divils’ been given the upper hand in the world, but his time is limited – thank God.

  9. paul becke  February 12, 2016 at 3:56 am

    When you consider that, in the book of Esther, Xerxes, the king of the Medes and Persians sought the advice concerning Queen Vashti’s refusal to attend his banquet, of wise men, nobles who were experts in law and who understood the times, and consider the numerous mindless, fascist despotisms of Christendom, that have prevailed virtually up to the present day, what marvelous countries of laws they seemed in comparison ; and this in Old Testament times.

  10. Howie  February 12, 2016 at 1:32 am

    So the ‘publicans wanted Iran to pull an October surprise, and Iran told them to go to Hell.

    This should go down well on election day…

  11. Altimometer  February 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Johnny Ellis remains tier 1 though no one wants him for dog catcher and poop scooper.

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