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Democrat Senator Stalls Bill Sanctioning Iranian Regime

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Maryland Democrat Senator Ben Cardin has faced criticism from Iranian dissidents for stalling the MAHSA Act, a bill sanctioning the leaders of the Iranian government for human rights abuses.

Despite the House overwhelmingly passing the bill, Cardin’s decision has sparked backlash, with activists and lawmakers expressing concerns about the delay in holding the Iranian regime accountable for its actions, particularly in the wake of tragic events such as the death of Mahsa Amini and subsequent protests.

The delay has raised concerns about the U.S.’s stance on Iran’s human rights violations and support for terrorism. (Trending: Fauci’s Ex-Boss Admits The Truth About COVID)

Iranian-American activist Nick Nikbakht, said, “Despite the persistent advocacy, multiple meetings, and heartfelt pleas by Maryland constituents who sent letters, we’ve seen no movement from Senator Cardin and, more recently, been informed that they will not be moving forward with the bipartisan human rights bill.”

Rep. Jim Banks said, “Senate Democrats are delaying Israel aid while refusing to sanction Iran.”

“We’re letting our enemies off the hook and leaving our allies in the lurch. It’s a recipe for chaos,” he continued.

Rep. Banks said, “Days before the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic murder and a week after the Iranian regime arrested her uncle, we have sent a clear message of support to the many victims of the Iranian regime’s repression and to those leaders in Washington who refuse to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its crimes. The U.S. House is unified around the need to sanction Iran for its egregious human rights violations and its support for terrorism. I call on the Senate to immediately take up and pass Senator Rubio and Senator Padilla’s companion legislation and force President Biden to punish the murderers of Mahsa Amini.”

The National Union for Democracy in Iran said, “As the people of Iran continue their movement for freedom and democracy on the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s murder, the MAHSA Act is an important step in correcting the record on the Islamic Republic regime in Iran. It is not a partner worthy of engagement, but a brutal dictatorship whose opponents– the freedom-loving people of Iran– deserve America’s solidarity.”

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