Monday, May 16, 2016

Here Are the Facts about the Iran Deal-It's Starting To Unravel

Here Are the Facts about the Iran Deal

Last week, a major news outlet published a story that a senior Obama administration official boasted about misleading the American public in order to sell the Iran deal. The White House responded by telling us to ignore this controversy and focus on the facts about the nuclear agreement.
That’s exactly what we did. Earlier this week, Speaker Ryan published an op-ed in IJ Review outlining how key promises made about the deal are already unraveling. It digs into the myth of "snapback" sanctions, the fantasy of countering Iran’s regional aggression, and the dangers of allowing the mullahs access to the dollar.
We hope you’ll take a minute to read the full article. If you don’t have time, check out a quick rundown of the coverage below:
“The Obama administration’s landmark nuclear deal with Iran is ‘starting to unravel’ and needs to be quickly supplemented with tough U.S. action, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) claimed on Monday. In an op-ed for the Independent Journal Review, Ryan promised that House Republicans will soon offer ‘an overarching vision for our national security’ that includes measures targeting Iran. . . . This year, lawmakers must renew the Iranian sanctions legislation and block any effort to allow Iranian officials to trade in U.S. dollars, Ryan said.” (The Hill)
“Writing in an Independent Journal op-ed Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded ‘the Obama administration essentially misled the American people on the Iran deal -- or at least misled itself.’ Without mentioning Rhodes or the Times profile, Ryan wrote that ‘everything the administration told us about the deal is starting to unravel,’ citing new foreign investments in Iran as evidence that sanctions will be harder to impose should Iran violate its commitments. ‘The defiant and emboldened regime in Tehran continues to sponsor terrorism across the regime, test-fire ballistic missiles inscribed with 'Death to Israel,' and abuse the basic human rights of its citizens,’ Ryan wrote.” (CNN)
“Ryan, a Republican congressman who represents Wisconsin, pointed out that the U.S. appears to be reconsidering part of the deal that said Iran wouldn't get access to the U.S. financial system, noting a purchase the U.S. made of heavy water from Tehran. . . . International rules against conventional weapons and ballistic missiles will expire in five to eight years, and within 10 to 15 years, Iran's limitations on plutonium and uranium will expire, leaving ‘nothing more than a promise’ that Iran won't build nuclear bombs, Ryan said.” (Newsmax)
“House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said the administration ‘can spin it anyway it likes, but this was a bad deal.' . . . The speaker said the regime in Tehran has only grown more belligerent since the deal, contrary to the administration’s reassurances.” (Washington Times)
“House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday had tough words for the Obama administration on the nuclear deal with Iran, saying the White House is not following through on promises made when it lobbied lawmakers for support last year. . . . ‘We were told that Iran would never get access to the dollar or the U.S. financial system,’ Ryan wrote. ‘The administration now appears to be reconsidering, and a few weeks ago it purchased millions of dollars of heavy water from Tehran.’ Ryan vowed to block ‘any attempt to make it easier for the mullahs in Tehran to conduct their trade in dollars.'” (Morning Consult