Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives today passed his H.R. 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, by a vote of 423 to 2:

“This week, the House has taken two critical steps toward addressing the full range of threats Iran poses to the United States and our partners. Yesterday, the House cracked down on Iran’s leading terrorist proxy, Hezbollah, which Iran uses to spread terror and undermine regional stability. And today, we passed my bill targeting Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missiles program. These sanctions will squeeze Iranian and foreign companies, banks and individuals that support the Iranian regime’s illicit weapons programs. Iran must know that the United States will not tolerate its dangerous behavior.”

NOTE: Yesterday, the House passed three measures targeting Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah.