Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the paramilitary Basij Resistance Force, said at the time that it showed "the U.S. doesn't understand anything but the language of force."
Obama administration denies $400M cash payment to Iran was ransom for hostages →
"This money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy and it was not related to the [nuclear] negotiations," he said, according to state-controlled Fars News Agency.
With Iran, don't believe your lying eyes →