Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri:

“It was good to welcome Prime Minister Hariri to the U.S. Capitol for a candid discussion about regional threats, including Hezbollah and Iran.  As I’ve said, Hezbollah has a singular, hostile mission: to spread terror.  That’s why, last week, I introduced bipartisan legislation to further crack down on Hezbollah’s financial network and its transnational criminal activities, and those like Iran who support this terrorist group.  I look forward to continuing to talk with Prime Minister Hariri about security and stability in the Middle East.”