In a move that was predicted by many in the GOP, Iran officially banned three U.S. Congressmen’s requests for visas to inspect nuclear sites despite it being part of the Iran Deal that Hillary Clinton and President Obama crafted.
The three Republican lawmakers — Reps. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, Mike Pompeo of Kansas and Lee Zeldin of New York — all voted against the deal in the House and are part of a GOP backlash against the pact brokered by the Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton, and President Obama.
On Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Office released a letter outlining its refusal to allow visas for the three U.S. Congressmen with the following regarding the refusal:
“[T]he completely inappropriate way you have demanded to visit Iran and interfere in what is of no relevance to (your) official functions. Despite what you seem to presume, (members) of the U.S. Congress do not get to dictate the policies of other countries.”
Congressman LoBiondo said of Iran’s refusal,
“[It’s] deeply disappointing, though not surprising [that Iran denied] our legitimate request with insults and deflections.”
Congressman Pompeo stated he still wanted Iran to grant him a visa despite Iran “[acting] as a rogue and hostile nation.” This is just another example of Iran’s wanton disregard for the rules outlined in their nuclear deal that the Democrats championed for. To think that Iranian hardliner leadership would ever abide by any rules under the nuclear agreement was a huge misstep by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration; this is just the first of many more negative outcomes for the U.S. unless this nuclear deal is completely scrapped and Iran is put back into its proverbial corner. What will be Iran’s next defiant step against the U.S. regarding its willful disobedience for the rules of the nuclear agreement? Sound off in the comments below!