WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement praising the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act (H.R. 6297) by a 99-0 vote.
“The threat of the Iranian government developing nuclear weapons is a grave concern of the United States and the entire world. The terrible potential consequences demand that all steps are taken to deny Iran that ability,” Sen. Moran said. “Economic sanctions remain a valuable tool in deterring Iranian nuclear development and penalizing Iran’s support of international terrorism. As the Middle East continues to suffer violence and instability, it is critical that Congress not reduce, but reaffirm sanctions authorities as America seeks the right policies to bring about a less dangerous world.”
- The Iran Sanctions Act, which expires at the end of this calendar year, was first passed to block the Iranian regime from obtaining resources to support terrorism and develop weapons of mass destruction by implementing sanctions on Iran’s energy sector.
- H.R. 6297 would extend the Iran Sanctions Act through 2026 and recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 419-1. It now awaits the president’s signature.