February 21, 2024
Rep. Darrell Issa. Picture by Chris Stone

Rep. Darrell Issa has launched laws to impose new sanctions on Iran, saying the Islamic nation has been “emboldened” by the Biden administration and continues to sponsor terrorism.

Issa particularly cited $6 billion in frozen Iranian property in South Korean banks that had been to be launched to Iran in return for releasing 5 People in September. He additionally mentioned billions of {dollars} have flowed to Iran as a result of oil sanctions are usually not being absolutely enforced.

“From day one, Joe Biden steered his administration straight in direction of Tehran and commenced a marketing campaign of concessions that led to the conflict now being waged on Israel,” mentioned Issa. “This has facilitated as a lot as $50 billion to Iran this yr alone, which solely emboldened its dedication to sponsor terrorism.”

Issa’s laws would require enforcement of current oil sanctions, re-freeze Iranian property and block Iran from entry to the Worldwide Financial Fund.

“Dozens of People are lifeless at Hamas’ arms. Many extra are lacking or being held hostage in Gaza. Can Biden look the households within the eye and inform them it was in America’s curiosity to appease the regime that sponsored this bloodbath?” he mentioned.

Issa, a Republican, represents the forty eighth Congressional District in central and japanese San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County.