Paul Ryan, House GOP Leaders Warn Obama: Stop Appeasing Iran in Your Final Days

Obama, Zarif, Iran Deal
Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama demanding the president end his program of normalizing the Islamic Republic of Iran and undoing American sanctions on the terrorist-supporting state. Ryan, who was joined on the letter by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R.-Calif.) and Rep. Edward Royce (R.-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, wrote: We respectfully request that your administration take no further actions designed to bolster international investment in Iran, or otherwise change or alter the existing sanctions regime within international organizations through the use of waivers or through administrative actions to include the issuance of new regulations, general licenses, frequently asked questions, or other guidance. The speaker wrote that he was concerned by media reports filed by reporters traveling with the president in Lima, Peru describing Obama’s ambitions to bolster his arrangement with Iran, specifically how that arrangement supports the Iranian economy. President-elect Donald J. Trump described the president’s arrangement with Iran as one of the worst deals ever made between the United States and another country. Because the president did not call his arrangement a treaty and submit it to the Senate for ratification, it does not have the