Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Meehan has introduced legislation prohibiting President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program until that country compensates American victims of its state-sponsored terrorism. (RELATED: House Republicans Symbolically Reject Iran Deal)
The Justice for Victims Of Iranian Terrorism Act would halt the advancement of Obama’s proposed nuclear deal until Iran makes good on the $43.5 billion American courts have awarded to victims, “all of which has gone unpaid,” Meehan wrote in a Wednesday article.
Iran, “has funded some of the world’s most violent Islamic terrorist groups and has left in its wake decades of bombings, hijackings, murders and kidnappings,” he continued. “Courts have found Iran complicit in some of the most horrific acts of terror in American history, including the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, and the 9/11 attacks.”
You can read the bill in its entirety on the House of Representatives website.