CRUZ: Biden Should Reimpose Terrorism Sanctions on Iran-Controlled Terrorist Groups


“The Biden administration made a day one politically-driven decision to dismantle terrorism sanctions against the Houthis and their leaders." 

Texas Insider Report: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On February 5th, 2021 the Biden State Department announced it would lift terrorism-related sanctions on the Houthis and three of their leaders: Abdul Malik al-Houthi, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din al-Houthi, and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim.

"Now the Houthis and other Iranian-controlled terrorists are openly and routinely attacking the United States and our allies, but the Biden administration still refuses to reverse its decision because they believe doing so would be politically costly," responded Sen. Ted Cruz earlier today, reintroducing his legislation to impose terrorism sanctions on the Iran-controlled Houthis as acts of terrorism continue to escalate in the Middle East.

"President Biden needs to put an end to enabling the Houthis and other Iran-backed terrorist groups via sanctions relief and sanctions non-enforcement – if he won’t, then Congress should mandate that he does so," said Cruz.

 
Sen. Cruz has repeatedly pushed language to reverse that decision, including filing this bill in 2022. Upon re-introducing the bill, Senator Cruz said,

“The Biden administration made a day one politically-driven decision to dismantle terrorism sanctions against the Houthis and their leaders.

"That decision was an obvious and catastrophic mistake from the very beginning, and it has only become more obvious and more catastrophic as time has gone on.

"Politics should not be a consideration when American lives and national security interests are at stake.” Cruz said.

The bill is co-sponsored by Senators:
 
  • John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
  • Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.)
  • Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
  • Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). and
  • Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)














 
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