Kinzinger, Suozzi Introduce Bill to Curb Iranian Influence
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation with his Democrat co-lead, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY), that would impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons who threaten the peace or stability of Iraq.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation with his Democrat co-lead, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY), that would impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons who threaten the peace and stability of Iraq. After introducing the bill, H.R. 4591, the Preventing Iranian Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2017, Congressman Kinzinger and Congressman Suozzi released the following statements:
“For decades we have witnessed the true intentions of the Iranian regime when it comes to the United States of America, and our freedom-loving allies around the world. With their tyrannical and nuclear ambitions, the Iranian regime has sought to sow chaos across the Middle East, continuing to prop up murderous dictators and actively work against us. It’s important to remember that a quarter of the American soldiers killed in Iraq were killed because of Iran.
“I’m proud to introduce this legislation and send a strong message that we will not tolerate the destabilizing efforts of the Iranian regime when it comes to the Government of Iraq. Thank you to my colleagues who cosponsored this bill, as we work towards taking the appropriate next steps in our dealings with this maniacal regime.” – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
“Iraq continues to face many threats and obstacles to its peace and security through Iran’s persistent meddling in their state institutions. Just this week, Iran threatened new violence against American troops in Iraq. This bipartisan bill is one more important step towards confronting the leading state sponsor of terror, a tyrannical regime that threatens both Israel and our Arab partners.” – Congressman Tom Suozzi (NY-03)
NOTE: The bill was introduced with 14 original cosponsors, listed alphabetically below: