House Speaker Ryan says opposes giving Iran access to U.S. dollar

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 12:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he opposed any effort to give Iran access to the U.S. dollar, citing concerns about what Tehran would do with any financial access gained in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

"This is one of the reasons I adamantly oppose any steps this administration may take to give Iran access to the dollar," he told reporters at a weekly press conference. A top U.S. official has said that Iran is not gaining access to U.S. financial system.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)