Ryan wants to 'get moving' on Iran, Russia sanctions

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Posted: Jun 22, 2017 11:52 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he backs efforts to quickly move legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the Senate nearly unanimously but was stalled by a procedural issue in the House.

"I support sanctions," Ryan told a news conference. He said Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee "is very eager to move this bill," and added, "We honor that."

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)