March 31, 2020

Congressional Letter to Pompeo and Mnuchin Urging Easing of Iran Sanctions

Today, a progressive group of Members of Congress published a letter they sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging the United States to “substantially suspend sanctions on Iran” as it combats coronavirus “in a humanitarian gesture to the Iranian people to better enable them to fight the virus.”

The letter further urged Pompeo and Mnuchin to provide sanctions relief for “major sectors of the Iranian economy, including those impacting civilian industries, Iran’s banking sector and exports of oil, and should last for at least as long as health experts believe the crisis will continue. Failure to do so risks inhibiting the delivery of key humanitarian goods and putting the Iranian people into further health and economic peril.”

Signatories of the letter include Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and many more. The full letter can be found as a PDF here and below.

Iran Sanctions Relief Letter
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