RYAN: The president himself said that Iran would use some of the money to finance terror
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday blasted President Barack Obama for ordering the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran, as required by the historic agreement reached last year over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
"Today, the Obama administration will begin lifting economic sanctions on the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism," Ryan said in a statement. "A bipartisan majority in the House voted to reject this deal in the first place, and we will continue to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.""This is a dangerous moment for America and our allies," the right-leaning American Israel Public Affairs Committee said in a statement denouncing the deal's implementation.
"As the president himself acknowledged, Iran is likely to use this cash infusion — more than $100 billion in total — to finance terrorists," Ryan said.
On Friday, AIPAC also accused the IAEA of making a "decision to whitewash the past" by verifying Iran's compliance