The Obama administration granted citizenship to approximately 2,500 Iranians -including family members of politicians and other VIPS- in the run-up to the Iranian nuclear agreement, said a senior cleric inside the Islamic Republic.
A headline on a Diamond and Silk website said “Obama secretly gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians as part of nuke deal.”
The article stemmed from a Fox News report which was based on comments by Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, an Iranian official, who made the allegation during an interview with the country’s Etemad newspaper, cited by the country’s semi-official Fars News agency. The report doesn’t appear to include any actual evidence.
Fox News’ report contained no confirmation by U.S. government officials working in the Trump administration. Former Obama administration officials denied the report and experts expressed skepticism.
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