Congressman Boyle Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Iranian Corruption

March 22, 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Iran Responsible Reporting Act to punish the widespread corruption within Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In particular, the bill would amend existing law to require reporting on efforts by other countries to sanction Iran for human rights and ballistic missile violations. It would also authorize a summit among major trading partners of Iran to address the issue of IRGC front companies. After introducing the bill, Congressman Boyle released the following statement:

“For too long, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran has gotten away with a culture of corruption at its highest levels. At a time when Iranians are firmly stepping up to demand a more democratic political system, the U.S. must have no tolerance for those in Iran who threaten basic freedoms and misrepresent the will of the Iranian people.

Today, I have introduced legislation that sends a clear signal of US leadership on this issue. This bill is commonsense: it requires reporting on the work our allies do to check the IRGC’s corrupt behavior and brings our partners to the table to foster cooperation in bringing the IRGC to justice at this critical time.”

Congressman Boyle serves as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.