Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the White House announcement of additional sanctions against Iran:

“I welcome these sanctions against Iran’s currency and  the blacklisting of Iran’s automotive sector, which the House Foreign Affairs Committee targeted in the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act passed two weeks ago.  As the centrifuges in Iran keep spinning, we need more sanctions and more pressure on Tehran.”    

Note:  Two weeks ago, the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act.  H.R. 850 broadens economic sanctions, strengthens human rights sanctions, and increases oversight of the implementation and enforcement of existing sanctions.