WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) voted in support of H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. This bill seeks to hold Iran accountable by requiring it to pay court-ordered compensation to victims of its state-sponsored terrorist attacks before the United States lifts any sanctions. The House passed the bill 251-173.

“American victims of Iranian-backed terror attacks have waited for justice for far too long,” said Rep. Poe. “Unfortunately, our government has made a deal with the devil that will billions of dollars into this State Sponsor of Terrorism’s coffers, while ignoring the victims that still wait for the relief they deserve. US courts decided that Iran owes over $40 billion in unpaid damages to victims of its cowardly terrorist attacks, and it is time to pay up for the injuries and murders that it has caused.  There is American blood on Iran’s hands, and there should be absolutely no sanctions relief until Iran pays what it owes the families of these victims.”

 

 Read Congressman Poe's remarks on the House Floor here