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November 23, 2016 10:57 am

House Republicans Call on Obama to Cease Further Action on Iran

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org – Leading Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama not to make any new moves in relation to Iran before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce wrote in a letter to the White House, “[President Obama] admirably committed to ensuring a smooth transition to the next administration. President-elect Trump deserves the opportunity to assess United States policy toward Iran without your administration imposing or implementing additional measures that could complicate the incoming administration’s ability to develop its policy.”

“We respectfully request that your administration take no further action that bolsters international investment in Iran,” House leaders wrote.

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