WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the announcement of new sanctions against supporters of Iran’s ballistic missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF):

“I have long supported new sanctions on those involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and their support for terrorism.  Iran's recent ballistic missile test—in clear violation of international law—certainly deserves today's response.  With the nuclear agreement in place, the United States and our allies need to push back against Iran’s destabilizing behavior around the world.  Iran’s continued support for dangerous actors around the region—including Hezbollah, the Assad regime, the Houthis and Shia militias in Iraq—poses an enormous threat to the United States and our allies.  I support continued efforts to confront Iran’s malign activities, and I will continue to work so that US law provides every tool needed to achieve that goal.”