Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he watched a video of Iranian officials unloading cash from an airplane. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS MAY USE UP TO 10 MINUTES OF RESTRICTED POOL VIDEO PER DAY PER EVENT. U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS - NO SINGLE STORY MAY CONTAIN MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES OF RESTRICTED POOL MATERIAL/U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS - CLIPS MUST NOT BE USED AS STANDALONE PIECES, BUT MUST INCLUDE CLIENTS' OWN EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS SUCH AS AUDIO, COMMENTARY, SUBTITLES/FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY**~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he watched a video on Wednesday (August 3) that showed Iranian officials were receiving money allegedly provided by the U.S. "Iran, I don't think you've heard this anywhere but here, Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane," Trump told supporters in Daytona Beach, Florida. "How does a president do that? How do you do that? We're going to send 400 million in cash." The Obama administration said on Wednesday that $400 million in cash paid to Iran soon after the release of five Americans detained by Tehran was not a ransom as some Republicans have charged. The five, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, were released on Jan. 16 in exchange for seven Iranians held in the United States for sanctions violations. The prisoner deal coincided with the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran. At the time, the United States said it had settled a long-standing Iranian claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, releasing USD $400 million in funds frozen since 1981, plus USD $1.3 billion in interest that was owed to Iran. The funds were part of a trust fund Iran used before its 1979 Islamic Revolution to buy U.S. military equipment that was tied up for decades in litigation at the tribunal.