Oppose Iranian Aggression and Nuclear Ambitions

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.

The United States must confront Tehran’s aggression, take firm action to support regional allies, and fix the flaws of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to ensure that Iran can never obtain nuclear weapons as the deal’s restrictions expire.

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.

Please urge your senators to sign onto a bipartisan letter circulated by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to the Secretary of State that urges stronger action to push back against Iran’s aggressive regional activities and supports increased diplomatic engagement with our European allies to prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon.

 

Key Points:

Iran's Aggression is Expanding

Iran is a radical Islamic theocracy that seeks to export its revolutionary ideology abroad by supporting terrorist proxy groups—including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip—which carry out attacks on American troops and Israeli civilians. Iran also continues to provide arms, funding and personnel to the brutal Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons against its own citizens.

Iran has used its support for the Assad regime to establish a “land bridge” from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea—via Syria, Iraq and Lebanon—enabling the ground transport of weapons and fighters to Iran’s terrorist proxies on Israel's border.

Since 2015, Iran has conducted at least 20 illicit ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.N. prohibitions, and it has doubled the size of its defense spending.

Iran continues to provide arms, funding and personnel to the Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons against its own citizens. Iranian support has helped establish a “land bridge” from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea—via Syria, Iraq and Lebanon—which enables the ground transport of weapons and fighters to Iran’s terrorist proxies on Israel's border.

And over the past two years, Iran has conducted at least 15 ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.N. prohibitions and doubled the size of its defense spending.

What Can the United States Do to Thwart Iran’s Regional Activities?

Iran’s regional aggression directly challenges U.S. interests and allies. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is Iran’s primary tool for spreading terrorism and fomenting regional aggression. In the House of Representatives, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion would help push back against this terrorist organization. Authored by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), this bipartisan bill would tighten sanctions against the IRGC.

In the Senate, Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) are currently circulating a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that urges stronger action to counter Iran’s aggressive regional activities and increased diplomatic engagement with our European allies to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon.

The Path Forward

The United States must establish a clear, comprehensive approach that addresses both Iran’s dangerous behavior and the underlying flaws of the 2015 nuclear deal. This approach must:

• Overhaul the problematic sunset clauses of the nuclear deal.

• Press the IAEA to strengthen and expand its inspection of Iran’s nuclear program.

• Oppose Iran’s regional aggression, human rights abuses, and support for terrorism, including any permanent Iranian military presence in Syria.

Toughen sanctions against those supporting Iran’s missile program, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah.

• Ensure Israel has the means to defend itself against the growing Iranian threat.

How Can I Get Involved?

Please urge your representatives to cosponsor Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132) and please urge your senators to sign the bipartisan letter to the Secretary of State.


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Urge your representative to support the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132).

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