Sens. Marco Rubio, John Cornyn, and Todd Young Tuesday reintroduced the Iran Non-nuclear Sanctions Act to seek strong financial and economic sanctions against the country's non-nuclear provocations, such as human rights abuses, support for international terrorism, and ballistic missile violations.
"After years of unilateral concessions and flexibility by the previous administration, it's time for the United States to push back against Iran's support for terrorism, the regime's menacing ballistic missile activities and its egregious human rights violations," Rubio, R-Fla., said in a press release.
"I look forward to working with the new administration to hold Iran fully accountable for both its non-nuclear and nuclear threats."
Young, R-Ind., said that Iran remains a threat because of its support of terrorism and "aggressive development of ballistic missiles to threaten U.S. allies, deployed troops, and eventually the U.S. homeland.
"This legislation would impose real consequences on Iran and make clear that the days when Tehran's terrorist and ballistic missile activities elicited little more from Washington than a strong statement and a slap on the wrist are gone," said Young.
Cornyn, R-Texas, while introducing the bill, called on Congress and President Donald Trump to "impose real economic consequences for Iran's actions to make clear that the United States vehemently opposes Iran's human rights abuses, terrorist activities around the world, and pursuit of ballistic missile capabilities."
Rubio and Cornyn first introduced the same bill in December, along with then-Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Mark Cook, R-Ill.
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