Iran—the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism—remains the greatest long-term threat to U.S. and Israeli interests in the Middle East.
While offering a diplomatic path forward should Iran alter its behavior, the United States today must confront Iran’s aggression, take firm action to support regional allies, and ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapons capability.
Please urge your members of Congress to work toward a bipartisan, comprehensive strategy on Iran that pushes back against the regime’s regional aggression and supports increased sanctions and diplomatic engagement to prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Please urge your representative to cosponsor the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132
)—authored by Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY). This bipartisan bill tightens sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—Iran’s primary tool for terrorism and regional aggression.
Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons:
Iran must understand that the United States will never permit it to acquire nuclear weapons. A nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat to Israel and would arm the leading state sponsor of terrorism with the world’s deadliest weapon
Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terror:
According to the U.S. State Department, Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism – financing, arming and training terrorist groups operating around the world, including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Iran’s regional aggression is a direct challenge to the U.S. and Israel:
Iran’s regional aggression directly challenges U.S. interests and allies. Iran seeks to export its revolutionary ideology abroad by supporting terrorist proxy groups—including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Iran continues to provide arms, funding and personnel to the brutal Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons against its own citizens. Since 2015, Iran has conducted at least 20 illicit ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.N. prohibitions, and dramatically increased its military spending.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132):
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] Economic Exclusion Act seeks to increase economic pressure on the principal instrument of Iran’s regional aggression. The legislation—provides for sanctions on entities owned or controlled by the IRGC, including major Iranian financial institutions, companies on the Tehran Stock Exchange, and entities of which the IRGC controls a minority stake. Please urge your representatives to cosponsor Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132).