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Washington D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement restricting entry into the United States for senior Iranian government officials and their families.

“The Iranian regime is responsible for taking hundreds of American lives, holding our citizens hostage, enabling terrorism around the world, assassinations in Europe, and attacking our allies. The Iranian regime should not be allowed to enter the United States or benefit from our free democracy, particularly when it’s denied to their own people. Period. I applaud the Administration for taking action this week to block senior Iranian officials and their families from doing so. Iran needs to behave like a normal country. The United States will continue to increase our maximum pressure until they do so.”