White House: We're Not Paying Ransom to Iran, We're Just Making Assets They Couldn't Access 'More Accessible'

On Thursday's broadcast of CNN's "The Lead," White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby claimed that the reported unfreezing of $6 billion in assets with some limits in exchange for Iran releasing five detained Americans "is not a ransom." Instead, we're talking about taking an account "that has not been made accessible" to Iran, and "making that one account that has been in existence for several years more accessible to the Iranians."