U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is co-sponsor of the Zero Tolerance for Terror Act, legislation that calls for ballistic missile sanctions against Iran.
According to her office, the action comes in response to Iran illegally firing two missiles in October and November — a violation of a United Nations resolution.
In a press release Thursday, Gabbard noted that it had been six months since Iran and world powers including the U.S. agreed on curbing Iran’s nuclear program in exchange of an easing of financial sanctions.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard salutes during the singing of the National Anthem at the National Memorial of the Pacific on Oct. 15.
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But Gabbard said Iran is now threatening U.S. allies and violating its international commitments.
“If we fail to take action to hold Iran accountable now, ensuring there are consequences to their actions, all future efforts to enforce the terms of these agreements will ring hollow,” said Gabbard, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Zero Tolerance for Terror Act is sponsored by U.S. Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL).
In addition to Gabbard, a Democrat, original cosponsors include Reps. Juan Vargas (D-CA), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Joe Wilson (R-SC) and John Delaney (D-MD).
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