Ryan urges Obama to rule out sanctions 'workarounds' for Iran

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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 12:32 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, called on President Barack Obama on Monday to "definitively" rule out any possible sanctions "workaround" that might provide Iran, directly or indirectly, with access to the U.S. financial system or dollar.

"Instead of helping the regime get richer, the administration should hold it accountable for its continued ballistic missile tests, egregious human rights violations and support for terrorism," the Republican congressional leader said in his strongest statement yet on the issue.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)