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Malliotakis Joins Pompeo to Push 'Maximum Pressure' Bill Against Iran

April 21, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today joined her Republican colleagues and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to push the Republican Study Committee's 'Maximum Pressure Act,' legislation that:

  • Empowers Congress to ensure a successful, long-term Iran strategy by stopping the Biden administration from re-entering the Iran Deal and providing Congressional review.
  • Codifies the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign, which is a proven successful strategy.
  • Expands Iran sanctions, making it the toughest sanctions ever introduced in Congress on Iran.

"All Americans should be concerned that the same actors who negotiated the original Iran Deal are again at the helm under the Biden Administration," said Congresswoman Malliotakis. "Our country is at a crossroads with Iran and rejoining the original deal without renegotiating a better agreement for the U.S. and our allies would undo every bit of progress our country has made in the Middle East over the last four years."

"President Biden has a choice: His administration can display weakness by returning to the original 2015 agreement that removed economic sanctions on the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism or continue the maximum pressure campaign blazed by President Trump that held Iran accountable and hindered its ability to obtain a nuclear weapon."

"I sincerely hope the Iranian people will overcome the oppressive Khamenei regime and form a new, democratic government that will truly represent the will of the Iranian people. Until then, the Biden Administration must do what is in the best interest of our country and its allies."

Malliotakis recently wrote an op-ed on the Biden Administration's negotiations with Iran, which can be found HERE.

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis