Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Aug 05, 2016 3:01 AM

"This wasn't some nefarious deal." — President Barack Obama, denying that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran.


"WE HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS." — UNICEF'S Robert Kezaala, writing in capital letters in a June email to colleagues at WHO and other partners, referring to a shortage of yellow fever vaccines to fight an outbreak in Central Africa.


"I would be so happy when 'diversity' is not a word." — Kenya Barris, creater of ABC's hit comedy "black-ish," complaining about being asked to discuss diversity at every panel about the show.