House Republicans Unveil Largest Package of Iran Sanctions in History


Congressional Republicans have unveiled what they say is the largest package of sanctions against Iran in history. The legislation called The Maximum Pressure Act seeks to formally order the Trump administration’s tough sanctions on Iran and force the Biden administration to submit any updated nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for review before it is approved. The freshly announced bill was led by the Republican Study Committee with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo making the announcement at a morning press conference.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

As the Biden administration inches closer to rejoining the 2015 nuclear accord and unwinding American pressure on Iran, Republicans in Congress are using their legislative and oversight authority to hamper negotiations and make clear that any such deal will not last beyond Biden’s term in office. While the sanctions bill stands little chance of passing a Democrat-controlled Congress, it is yet another sign that Republicans are united in opposition to a revamped accord that provides the Islamic Republic with potentially billions in cash assets. It is also likely that hawkish Democrats, including Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), will not back the Biden administration if it grants sanctions relief before Iran dismantles its nuclear program.

Pompeo and Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Republican Study Committee’s chairman, said the legislation is a signal to the White House and Iran that Congress will not abide by any deal that is not first brought before it for a vote. The Obama administration never brought the Iran deal before Congress for a vote, fearing that it could not pass. Because the agreement was never formally ratified, the Trump administration was easily able to scrap it in 2018. Banks and several colleagues formally notified the Biden administration earlier this month that Congress will not be bound to an agreement that grants Iran sanctions relief, as the Washington Free Beacon first reported.

“If President Biden bypasses Congress and rejoins the failed Iran deal, our adversaries should know that conservatives in Congress will continue to fight to support President Trump’s successful maximum pressure campaign and work to pass this legislation which would reimpose all sanctions until Iran” shutters its nuclear program and stops supporting terrorist groups across the Middle East, Banks said in a statement.

Pompeo said the former administration’s hardline stance on Iran brought the regime to its knees and isolated it more than ever before. Recent statistics support the claim. The International Monetary Fund disclosed in a report that Iran burned through nearly all of its cash reserves in the final years of the Trump administration. The government would likely not have weathered another four years of crippling sanctions.

The bill would also mandate Congress to approve any agreement developed by the Biden administration during its talks with Iran.



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KDS
KDS
5 months ago

Biden will KISS IRAN’S ASS

Mac
Mac
5 months ago
Reply to  KDS

Just like obummer
Who’s running this country O Biden or Obummer? We all know who and he will do anything to undo what Trump did even if it means ppl dieing from the virus to bank rioting America like his boss soreass wants

Mac
Mac
5 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Rioting equals rupting

Malia
Malia
5 months ago
Reply to  KDS

Obama admin. sending billions of dollars to Iran, a country that denounces the US and shouts “death to America”, while US men and women were in harms way in the ME, is paramount to treason. The Iran “deal” was just that, no Congressional debate/approval. Where did that money come from? Was it taxpayer dollars that went to fund the leading sponsor of terrorism in the world?

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….NO NUCLEAR DEAL With IRAN. THEY are the LAND of TERRORISTS. U.S. Needs to KEEP Putting the SQUEEZE on THEM and CHINA. DOWN With BULLIES. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Patrick
5 months ago

Banks needs to Fight Like Hell, to win this fight!!!

DennisBAnderson
5 months ago

Just like Patton`s fake army in World War 11and the English who created the man who never was. I think we should let Iran hack plans on how to build a nuclear bomb. HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-ha-ha and LOL.

Joe from Georgia
Joe from Georgia
5 months ago

Per the olden days when kids took civics, all treaties are required to be ratified by Congress. The reason Obama sidestepped Congress he knew the Senate was not STUPID ENOUGH to pass his brother Kerry’s deal. Both should have been tried for treason

Christine461
Christine461
5 months ago

I’m old enough to remember Civics was a requirement for students to graduate. It’s a shame the school administrations did away with these classes which thought how our government works.

Christine461
Christine461
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine461

It was 2 classes required to graduate when I was in school. Government & Civics. They are dumbing down the students of today. My children didn’t have these classes. But they still had some normal classes. My grandkids in high school don’t know how to write cursive, they can’t tell time on a clock with hands. 🤷🏽‍♀️😳

ProBiz
ProBiz
5 months ago

0bama will NEVER allow it…

Gracie
Gracie
5 months ago

I do not know where the idiots in the white house get their information or attitudes, but no matter what age we are, we all know from school that there will always be bullies getting away with their terror – such is Iran. If we let them have an inch they will take uranium enrichment to the moon. Don’t be a fool Biden and Harris et al. There are American lives at stake. You want to help the world supposedly – but Iran furthering their nuclear weapons is clearly NOT what their intentions are – no one is going after them – them are the killers – wake up!

Walkin O'Shea
5 months ago

Mike Pompeo is a good man, a man people should be getting behind. Not many others with his credentials, his honesty, and his understanding of world affairs. Now can Joe take some good advice? Probably not.

Marry Jane
5 months ago

VOTER FRAUD Biden control by TRAITOR OBAMA destroy AMERICA, harms AMERICAN with Corrupted Crooked Communist Socialist Pedophiles DEMOCRAT & we can not do a dammit thing about it

George
5 months ago

Kerry BEGGED Iran for a nuclear deal. Obama sent TONS of $$$ in the middle of the night to Iran. FOR WHAT?? 2021 & Iran is upping their nuclear grade munitions for a BIG BOMB! @ least Israel & Massad have a “clue” which is more than Biden & the W.H.!Just “WHAT”? is going on in the W.H.? China & Russia are killing the USA & “THIS NITWIT” has no clue!His Administration is more “concerned” with getting rid of “cops”, fomenting racial divides, & having “PEACEFUL” rioting protests, & burning down half of America!. Is “this” WHY “everybody” wants to come to America? Isn’t “THIS” what “they” left behind?

steveo
steveo
5 months ago

load up another plane full of money like obozo did!

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