Weber Acts to Extend Iran Sanctions
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act:
“Since the Iran Nuclear Deal was irresponsibly negotiated and agreed to by the current President and his Administration, Iran has violated the deal multiple times. Most recently, Iran breached the agreement by exceeding a limit on its heavy water stockpile, according to the United Nations. Iran has made it clear that they do not intend to honor their word. The extension of these sanctions is a just response to Iran’s failure to abide by the agreement laid out by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Russia.”
The Iran Sanctions Extension Act is a reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 through 2026, which will allow trade, energy, defense and banking industry sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program, ballistic missile tests and human rights abuses.