Sanction Hezbollah

Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed terrorist group, poses a direct threat to American and Israeli security. The group dominates the Lebanese government, fights for the Assad regime, and possesses an arsenal of more than 100,000 rockets. Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terrorist group other than al-Qaeda and has carried out dozens of attacks in recent years. 

On May 14, the House unanimously passed The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297). This important measure targets Hezbollah, a terrorist group that poses a direct threat to the United States and Israel, and would sanction foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate its activities including the provision of significant financial services.  

The United States should fully enforce sanctions on Hezbollah and expand sanctions targeting the terrorist group.

Key Points

  1. A Continued Threat to America and Israel
    Hezbollah has amassed more than 100,000 rockets capable of striking any location in Israel, remains actively engaged in fighting on behalf of the Assad regime in Syria, and serves as a proxy of Iran. It has also murdered Americans and Israelis across the world, including in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria and Argentina.

  2. A Global Criminal Network
    The Islamist group’s global logistics and financial networks serve as a lifeline to the organization, enable it to consolidate power within Lebanon, and provide it with the capabilities to perpetuate complex attacks internationally.

  3. An Important Step to Stop Hezbollah's Networks
    New sanctions are needed to sanction foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate the activities of Hezbollah, including the provision of significant financial services.

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Thank Your Representative for Supporting the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297)

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