Obama sneered at the press when he told them a wire payment was not available.
And the only bit of news that is relevant on this, is the fact that we paid cash. Which brings me to my last point.
The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions, and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran, that we couldn’t send them a check; and we could not wire the money.
But it was another Obama lie.
Two days after Obama sent Iran the ransom cash the US government wired 13 individual payments for $99,999,999.99 , each with an independent MICR, totaling $1,299,999,999.87.