The email was then included in part of a misinformation dossier that the State Department Inspector General delivered to Congress.
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“Volker was the easier guy to let go,” said one former State Department official. “But just because it is an easy choice doesn’t mean it is the right choice.”
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran is requesting $15 billion credit line extended until December, after which it would request $3 billion per month.