Holding Iran Accountable


Date: July 14, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 5631, the Iran Accountability Act and H.R. 4992, the U.S. Financial System Protection Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills:

"One year ago, the Obama administration gave Iran the "benefit of the doubt' by finalizing a naïve and reckless nuclear deal. Despite entering into the agreement, Iran continues its human rights abuses, sponsorship of international terrorism and illicit development of ballistic missiles. Today, the House moved bipartisan bills to impose sanctions on Iran for its egregious violations of its international obligations. The rogue regime in Tehran continues to destabilize the region, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan. The Iran Accountability Act sanctions those that aid Iran's ballistic missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U.S. Financial System Protection Act denies the Iranian government and Iranian banks access to U.S. dollars. Given Iran's continued deplorable actions, they should not be able to deal in U.S. currency to finance terror. I firmly believe that the government of Iran cannot be trusted and that the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism must be held accountable for its unacceptable behavior."