Bipartisan Group Pushes Biden to Cut Off Iranian Funding Sources
Summary from the AllSides News Team
A bipartisan group of 113 U.S. House members is pushing President Joe Biden to cut off Iranian funding sources.
Key Details: Sixty-three House Democrats and 50 House Republicans sent a letter to Biden urging him to take a stronger stance against Iran in the midst of the war between Israel and Hamas. The lawmakers are asking him to take "any and all steps" to end Iran's oil trade with China and to fully enforce all U.S. trade sanctions with Iran.
Key Quote: "Iran must be held fully accountable for its continued role in funding Hamas and Islamic terror," the bipartisan letter reads. "We urge the Administration to take all necessary steps to cut off Iranian funding sources."
For Context: The bipartisan push comes as the war between Hamas and Israel enters its tenth day. Biden has reiterated support for Israel while managing fallout at home, including how rising gas prices may increase further next year if Iran's oil sales are restricted.
How the Media Covered it: Sources across the spectrum highlighted the bipartisanship behind the push to cut off Iranian funding sources. Some framed Democrats as being split on the conflict, and some right-rated outlets also noted the standstill facing the House as it seeks to fill the vacant speakership.
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