House to Vote On Bills For New Sanctions On Iran and Communist North Korea
To force President Barack Obama to drop his more accommodating stance toward the two enemy nations Iran and Communist North Korea, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two bills this week that will impose new sanctions on these rogue nations for continuing to develop their weapons programs. Communist North Korea's claim last week of conducting a successful test of a powerful hydrogen bomb sent geopolitical shock waves around the world. The United States (U.S.) disputed this by saying the detonation appears to be a less powerful atomic weapon. However, this is worrisome because since 2006 this was North Kore's fourth significant nuclear test. And as Democrats and Republicans say, they are increasingly concerned by saber-rattling in both nations. Both bills are expected to draw bipartisan support.
According to the terms of a deal, President Barack Obama and other world leader agreement to Iran's nuclear program is supposed to be halted. However, on its ballistic missiles the Islamic Republic has revealed continued activity, a clear violation of United Nations (UN) resolutions. While pursing the Iranian nuclear deal, the Obama administration repeatedly said it would not let up the pressure on Iran's support for terrorism, or its ballistic missile program. On Thursday, January 7, the House Foreign Affairs Committee cleared The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, (H.R. 3662; Text of Legislation) a bill that is an attempt to hold the administration to those commitments. And until the administration certifies Iran was not involved with proliferation, the measure would prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iranian banks and key government officials.
Also, the House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on another measure that would limit North Korea's access to U.S. currency and seizing assets related to its weapons programs.
What Can You Do?
Urge your representative to SUPPORT the bills that will impose new sanctions on the rogue nations Communist North Korea and Iran and for continuing to develop their weapons programs.
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