Congressman Wilson Applauds House Passage of the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act

Nov 27, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Wilson Applauds House Passage of the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4591, the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act, which included Congressman Wilson’s amendment: 

A comprehensive strategy is necessary to combat Iran’s deadly influence in the region. This strategy must include sanctions on specific terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria that are supported by Iran. I am grateful the House passed H.R. 4591, the Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act, which imposes sanctions on perpetrators of violence that threatens the stability in Iraq. My amendment adds two additional Iranian-backed terrorist organizations to that list, the Liwa Fatemiyoun and Liwa Zainebiyoun.” 

In addition to Congressman Wilson’s amendment, H.R. 5491 imposes sanctions on Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and Harakat Hizballah al Nujaba, as well as seven specific individuals. You can find the text of the amendment here