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Including Measures to Strength Hezbollah Sanctions and Africa Trade

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed nine measures, including two measures to further sanction Hezbollah (H.R. 3329 and H.R. 3342) and a measure to strengthen U.S.-Africa trade (H.R. 3445). 

On the measures to further sanction Hezbollah, Chairman Royce said:  "Hezbollah and Iran are reportedly introducing game-changing facilities into the region—independent factories that can produce rockets to be used against Israel and our allies.  We also have reports of missile factories opening up in Lebanon near mosques, homes, hospitals, and schools.  It is clear that Hezbollah intends to increase their exploitation of Lebanese civilians as defenseless human shields.  So today the Committee is taking action against Hezbollah and its sponsor Iran, by passing legislation that tightens the screws on Hezbollah's financial operations globally."