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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Congressman Webster votes to block Iran from accessing frozen funds

Congressman Daniel Webster has voted to pass H.R. 5961, the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act, legislation that requires President Biden to impose immediate sanctions on any foreign financial institution that engages in a transaction using or involving the $6 billion in Iranian assets held by Qatar.

“As the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism, Iran is a proven opponent of U.S. interests, international security, and universal values of liberty,” said Webster, a Republican who represents The Villages in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This legislation ensures that these funds are frozen, preventing billions of dollars from reaching Iran and being used to support terrorist organization.”

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Israel on Oct. 7 by Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists, Webster and his colleagues took several actions to prevent Iran from accessing the $6 billion in funds that were unfrozen by the Biden Administration on Sept. 11.

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