Experts Available: House to Vote Tomorrow on Harmful ‘Iran Terror Finance Transparency’ Bill
Experts from the Council for a Livable World and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are available to comment on the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, on which the House of Representatives will vote tomorrow.
The bill, also known as H.R. 3662, would prohibit President Obama from delivering sanctions relief even after Iran has fully complied with the nuclear agreement.
Dr. Jim Walsh, Council Board Member and international security expert at MIT, said of the bill, “It is nothing less than bizarre that at the very moment when Iran has followed through on its commitments to reduce its nuclear program, that Congress would vote on legislation that could undermine the agreement and leave Iran’s nuclear program unconstrained and closer to a nuclear weapon. Thanks to the nuclear agreement, for the first time in roughly a decade, Iran does not have enough nuclear material to build a bomb. Why in the world would members of Congress try to undo that success? The simple answer is politics.”
Dr. Edward Levine, Chair of the Center Board and former senior staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “This highly partisan bill is designed to undermine the Iran nuclear deal just before its expected implementation, and to weaken one of the President’s biggest foreign policy achievements just after his final State of the Union Address. It’s rightly opposed even by Democrats who were against the Iran nuclear agreement.”
Dr. Walsh and Dr. Levine are available to comment further on this bill and the Iran nuclear agreement more broadly. Please contact Amanda Waldron at 202-543-4100 x2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.