Pfluger Bill Prevents Russia from Giving Weapons to Iran
I introduced H.R. 7139, the Removing Arms from Terrorists Through Sanctions Act, to prevent malign actors, like Russia, from transferring conventional weapons and missiles to Iran.
President Biden is placing his trust in malign actors. He put the lives and safety of American citizens in the hands of terrorists in Afghanistan, is begging corrupt leaders in countries like Venezuela to fill our energy needs, and is now relying on Russia, that is currently waging a heinous war on Ukraine, to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran on our behalf. A resurrected Iran Deal is a major threat to the U.S., Israel, and our Arab allies. We must pursue policies that keep Americans safe.
Pfluger’s legislation builds on a Trump-era executive order that imposes sanctions on individuals involved in transferring weapons to Iran. It counters Iran’s ability to gain access to weapons that can be distributed to their proxies, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis. Furthermore, this bill prevents rogue states, like Russia, from being able to collect revenue from these arms sales and expand their influence in the Middle East.