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Graves Takes Action on Iran

Oct 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representative Sam Graves, (MO-6), member of the Armed Services Committee, voted on a series of bills to further hold the Iranian regime accountable for their reckless behavior. Earlier this month, President Trump announced a new strategy to impose harder-hitting sanctions to counter Iran’s aggression and their relationships with terrorist organizations.

“These sanctions are a major step in the right direction towards a safer and more secure America,” said Graves. “Iran has antagonized the world by testing ballistic missiles, selling international arms, and supporting state-sponsored terrorism. These steps are the tougher approach we need to counter Iranian threats.”

Representative Graves is committed to working with the President to strengthen our national security and military to ensure violent actors never threaten the United States of America.

Background

H.R. 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act

  • Mandates the President to impose sanctions on foreign persons and entities involved with Iran’s ballistic missile program and those who provide or receive conventional weapons from Iran

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

  • Mandates that the President identify and impose sanctions on foreign persons or entities affiliated with Hizballah who are responsible for violations of human rights due to their use of civilians as human shields, or have provided, tried to provide, or facilitated the provision of material support to that terrorist group

H.R. 3329, Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017

  • Requires the President to impose sanctions on foreign persons who provide significant support to Hizballah’s fundraising and recruitment efforts
  •  Further imposes sanctions on agencies of foreign governments that provide financial support and arms, including stiffer sanctions for designated state-sponsors of terrorism; and calls for sanctions on financial intuitions that serve Lebanese officials affiliated with Hizballah

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

 

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