Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement on enactment of his bill, H.R. 6297, to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for a decade: 

“Iran’s support for terrorism, and its push to develop a missile capable of striking the United States, is a direct threat to our national security.  This legislation renews existing sanctions – which were not part of President Obama’s nuclear agreement – to counter Iran’s illicit missiles program.  And it ensures the Trump administration can ‘snap-back’ other powerful sanctions when the ayatollah makes a rush for a nuclear weapon.

“So don’t be fooled by Tehran’s rhetoric.  Iran is the only party that has broken terms of the deal.  This law ensures the U.S. retains its ability to hold the regime accountable.”