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Jay Solomon Pulls Back the Curtain on U.S.-Iran 'Spy Games and Secret Deals'

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Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. had secretly airlifted $400 million dollars to Iran, coincidentally around the time that Iran released four Americans from prison. The U.S. State Department says it wasn’t a ransom payment, but part of an older settlement from a failed arms deal. The reporter on that story, Jay Solomon, looks deeper at the contentious history between the U.S. and Iran in his new book, “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East.” We’ll talk to Solomon about the long-standing power struggle between America and Iran that often plays out behind the scenes.

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Jay Solomon, foreign affairs correspondent, Wall Street Journal; author, "The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East"

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