CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined 18 of her Senate Republican colleagues in calling on President Joe Biden to immediately enforce oil sanctions on Iran as mandated by Congress. The letter – led by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) – also urges the administration to permanently freeze the $6 billion funding mechanism established in September’s hostage agreement with Iran.
“For far too long, Iran has evaded consequence for its complacency in funding radical terror,” the senators wrote. “To prevent further atrocities and to fulfill our promise of providing unwavering support to our most important ally in the Middle East, we urge your administration to take the necessary means in severing financial avenues available to Iran, specifically cracking down on oil exports.”
In addition to Senators Capito, Moran, and Hagerty, the letter was signed by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).
The full letter can be read here.
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