Senators Urge Administration to Impose Additional Sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran

June 19, 2019

Dear Mr. President,

We write to request that you utilize the Hizballah International Finance Prevention Act, as ammended, to impose additional sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

The threat posed by Hezbollah has only increased over time, so it is critical the United States deprive the group of funding it uses to terrorize American citizens and allies. For 30 years, Hezbollah has served as Iran's proxy, and Iran remains Hezbollah's primary source of financial support. Hezbollah reportedly receives up to $700 million per year from Iran.