The U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan said in a lengthy interview with the AP that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism and the main source of destabilization in the region, reports ABC News, where a transcript of the interview was published.
Julie Pace, Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press asked the speaker to comment on Iran saying the president Trump has talked pretty tough on Iran but the administration has continued to authorize the nuclear deal.
“When you get briefed, do you see any sign that Iran is not complying with the nuclear deal?” asked Pace.
“I see Iran doing so many things to skirt the line. I see Iran doing so many things to destabilize the region. I see Iran doing so many things outside of JCPOA, on ballistic missiles, on proliferation, on funding terrorist groups, on putting rockets into other countries to attack Israel. So I see Iran as a belligerent force in the Middle East doing everything they can to fund and destabilize their neighbors. So I think what Iran is trying to do is basically to undermine their neighbors and export terror.” Speaker Ryan said.
“I know it wasn’t part of the nuclear deal, but that’s part of a problem we have which is Iran trying to destabilize their neighbors and being the world’s largest sponsor of state terrorism.” Ryan added.