Saturday, May 5, 2018
Also from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter and as described a conclusion to an item that was previously the subject of a prior blog entry.
"Soleimeni received $50m cut of large Qatar payout to release hostages"
"Qatar paid at least $275m to terrorist and Iranian officials to free nine members of its royal family and 16 other citizens kidnapped during a hunting trip in southern Iraq, the Washington Post reports. The individuals who cashed in on an additional app. $150m of the Qatar payout were named as Iran's Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani - $50m; Hizballah-Iraq chief Abu Hussain - $25m, an Iranian official called 'Banhai' - $20m and a Sulaymaniyah provincial government official - $50m."
See also other previous blog entries as germane to the topic: