Hill Votes to Increase Pressure on Rogue Regimes

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Washington, DC, October 26, 2017 | comments

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after supporting a series of four bills related to countering Iran’s missile program and the Foreign Terrorist Organization known as Hizballah:

“In our terrorism and illicit finance subcommittee, we continue to hear testimony that Iran continues to finance their nuclear and conventional weapons programs. We know that the Iran Nuclear Deal did nothing to make Iran our friend and that their nefarious activities and support for terrorism have only increased. In fact, Iran is at work disrupting Persian Gulf military and Red Sea transit and building a ‘land bridge’ of supply and terror across Iraq to Syria linking up with Hizballah units in Germany. This is why I supported the House’s additional steps to counter Iran’s missile and conventional weapons programs. 

“One of the greatest recipients of financial support from Iran is the known terrorist organization Hizballah. This terrorism group is responsible for numerous rocket and conventional attacks on Israel and is directly involved in the fighting in Syria. They also were responsible for the 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 241 U.S. service personnel. I will continue to support measures that prevent Iran, Hizballah, and any other bad actors from harming the United States and our allies.”

Background

For more information on the series of four bills that the House passed today, please click on the links below.

1) H.R. 1698 - Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act.

2) H.Res. 359 - Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members.

3) H.R. 3342 - Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act.

4) H.R. 3329 - Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act.

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