Saturday, January 16, 2016

Iran is winning....and...separating the US from Saudi Arabia.

via Fars.
TEHRAN (FNA)- 4 Iranian-American nationals who were held for various charges in Iran have been freed under a prisoners swap deal, Tehran's prosecutor announced Saturday afternoon.

"Based on an approval of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the general interests of the Islamic Republic, four Iranian prisoners with dual-nationality were freed today within the framework of a prisoner swap deal," the office of Tehran prosecutor said.
Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmat, Saeed Abedini and a fourth American-Iranian national who were jailed in Iran on various charges in recent years have all been released.
According o the swap deal, the US has also freed 6 Iranian-Americans who were held for sanctions-related charges..
A senior Iranian legislator citing an IRGC report on Rezaian's case said in October that he has been imprisoned for his attempts to help the US Senate to advance its regime change plots in Iran.
In late July 2014, Iran confirmed that four journalists, including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, had been arrested and were being held for questioning.
Iran is winning because we so want that nuke deal.  The release of the 4 Iranian-Americans is being trumpeted on MSNBC, but all I can see is a chess game being played.

If I was sitting in Saudi Arabia, I would be scratching the US off the list of reliable allies.

I don't know if that's the game Iran is playing but it sure looks like it.  Oh and if Saudi Arabia is becoming alarmed then so are the rest of the GCC states.

Our position is getting weaker and weaker in the Middle East.  I wanted us out of there but not like this.

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