Respond to Iran’s Regional Aggression

Since the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has intensified its regional aggression. It illicitly conducted ballistic missile tests, enhanced its support for terrorist organizations, increased the presence of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces throughout the region, and heightened its human rights violations at home.

On March 8, Iran test fired two ballistic missiles marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel must be wiped off the Earth.” Unless the United States responds to such provocations, Iran’s unlawful actions will only increase.

The extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)—which is set to expire at the end of 2016—is a crucial step to ensure that there are sanctions in place to “snap back” should Iran violate the nuclear agreement.

Congress must send a strong message to the Iranians that the United States will push back if it violates its international obligations. Please urge members of Congress to support the extension of ISA and a tough response to Iran’s ongoing ballistic missile program, including the imposition of tougher sanctions on those responsible for recent missile tests and those entities providing material support to the program.

Key Points

  1. Iran’s Regional Aggression Continues. Since the nuclear deal was concluded, Iran has increased its regional aggression. It has illegally tested ballistic missiles, enhanced support for terrorist groups, increased the regional presence of its IRGC forces, and heightened its human rights violations at home.

  2. America Must Respond to Iran’s Actions. Enacting new sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program would send a strong message that the United States will push back if Iran violates its international obligations.

  3. America Must Be Prepared for Iranian Nuclear Violations. The reauthorization of ISA is crucial to ensuring that there are sanctions in place to “snapback” should Iran violate the nuclear agreement.

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