[–] PhunkyPlatypus 2 points (+2|-0)

So we paid $25,000,000 to confirm that they have him and nothing else?

[–] doggone [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

The article didn't seem to make clear that anything was paid, or even that Iran admits to having detained the man.

It does seem to be a sort of sideways confirmation that they have him.

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 2 points (+2|-0)

Yeah I found it quite confusing as it just repeated itself in no certain terms.