Wilson Applauds House Passage of Iran Sanctions Bill

Nov 15, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act:

“In the past year, Iran has accelerated its nuclear and conventional weapons program, specifically its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests. It has also provided support for Hamas and Hezbollah, terrorist groups that threaten Israel and America. The authoritarian regime still chants, “Death to America, Death to Israel,” and just last week, Iran exceeded its allotment of heavy water in clear violation of the Iran deal.

“Today, I voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, providing long-term extensions to the sanctions on Iran’s nuclear weapons program and their ICBM program. The overwhelming support for this legislation should send a clear message to Tehran—hostile behavior towards the U.S. and our allies will not be tolerated.

“I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan to push back against the dangerous Iran nuclear deal in the next Congress and fully restore sanctions on this dangerous regime.”