A Confident America Stands by Its Allies | Speaker.gov

Yesterday, Speaker Ryan addressed nearly 18,000 pro-Israel activists at the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference. His speech focused on the importance of maintaining solidarity with our allies, especially Israel; the dangers of the Iran deal; and the need to push back against efforts to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel. Speaker Ryan, who announced that his first overseas trip as speaker will be to Israel, argued that restoring a Confident America requires defending our allies and standing up to our enemies. 

Check out some of the latest coverage of Speaker Ryan’s remarks below:

House Speaker: Iran Deal Legitimized Nuclear Program
“House Speaker Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration on Monday for the nuclear deal with Iran, telling America's leading pro-Israel group that the agreement legitimized Iran's nuclear program instead of dismantling it.” (Associated Press)

Speaker Ryan Offers AIPAC Policy Pledges, Announces Trip to Israel
“Ryan called for expanding bilateral security arrangements with Israel to put more emphasis on missile defense and for continuing to help Israel with the cooperative missile programs known as Arrow 3 and David’s Sling. He also called for pushing back against Iranian 'aggression in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria' and any attempts to 'boycott, divest from or sanction Israel.' (Washington Post)

Iran Deal 'Terrible,' Says House Speaker Ryan
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Monday at the AIPAC conference that Israel has ‘no greater friend than America,’ after railing against the Iran deal and the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement to large applause from the audience. Criticizing the Iran deal as ‘terrible,’ Ryan said, ‘we all wanted the talks to succeed, but we were supposed to get something out of it. It's not a coincidence that every few months we see a new missile test.’ He said the deal had in fact ‘legitimized Iran's nuclear program.’" (Jerusalem Post)

Ryan to Travel to Israel Over Easter Recess
“Paul Ryan will announce at the AIPAC policy conference Monday evening that he will travel to Israel in the next few weeks for his first trip abroad as speaker of the House, according to a source familiar with his remarks. The Wisconsin Republican will head to Israel during the upcoming Easter recess, the source said. . . . ‘That is why my first overseas trip as speaker will be to return to Israel,’ Ryan will continue.” (POLITICO)

House Speaker Paul Ryan to AIPAC: ‘Instead of Dismantling Iran’s Nuclear Program, We Legitimized It’
“'I don’t think it’s an accident that every few months we hear of Iran launching yet another ballistic missile,' Ryan told AIPAC delegates at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. 'Instead of dismantling Iran’s nuclear program, we legitimized it.'” (Algemeiner)