US lawmakers ask to visit Iran to see 'democracy in action'

Seeking to keep tabs on what they called a “fanatical regime,” three US lawmakers applied Thursday for visas to Iran to observe this month’s elections, visit nuclear sites and meet with Revolutionary Guards. Republicans Mike Pompeo, Lee Zeldin and Frank LoBiondo hand-delivered their applications to the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, and wrote to the Islamic republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, seeking their assistance.

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