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Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.

Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization chant slogans and hold banners during a tour organized by the Iraqi government for foreign diplomats in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country. Baghdad's Shiite-led government considers the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq a terrorist organization that is living in the country illegally. The government organized Tuesday's visit to Camp Liberty outside the capital, where 2,300 members of the group live, to speed their departure. The MEK is an opposition group to Tehran's clerical regime and cannot return to Iran. They were given sanctuary in Iraq by Saddam Hussein decades ago. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s.

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Ed Royce Grills Iran Deal Monitors

On Thursday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned two leading figures involved with monitoring Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran deal.

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House Passes Bill to Enforce Ballistic Missile Sanctions on Iran

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) called upon President Barack Obama to keep his promise to the American people that he will “‘fully enforce’ sanctions on Iran’s illicit programs and confront its dangerous acts” following Tuesday’s passage of the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (HR 3662) by the House of Representatives.

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Ed Royce Slams Obama’s ‘Naivete’ as Iran Deal Takes Effect

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) issued a statement on “Adoption Day” of the Iran deal this Sunday, claiming that the Obama Administration “is looking more naive by the day” in its faith that the Iranian regime will live up to its end of the bargain when considering their activity over the last three months–let alone 35 years.

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Royce: Iran Deal Is ‘Betting’ That Iran Can Be Trusted

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) argued that with the Iran deal “President Obama is betting that Iran will change over a few short years into a country that can be trusted with nuclear bomb-making technology” during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript

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GOP Rep: Iran Using Own Inspectors a ‘Game-Changer’

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) discussed a report involving a side deal with Iran which would allow Iran to inspect itself at a key military site known as Parchin and said that could be

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Iran Deal: Royce Hits Back at Obama

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, hit back at President Barack Obama for a speech Wednesday in which he defended the Iran deal by claiming that Republicans are making “common cause” with the hard-liners of the Iranian regime.

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Kerry Lies to Congress About Iran Deal & ‘Additional Protocol’

Secretary of State John Kerry misled the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his attempt to defend the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, claiming in his opening statement that Iran had complied with the interim agreement “completely and totally,” and that Iran was “required” by the deal to ratify a key agreement that would prevent it from developing dangerous nuclear technologies in the future. In fact, Iran violated parts of the interim agreement, and there is no guarantee that it will ratify the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Royce: Iran Deal Violates Congress’s Conditions

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reacted to the nuclear deal reached with Iran in Vienna on Tuesday morning by warning that the terms of the deal violated the conditions laid down by 367 members of Congress in a letter earlier this year.

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Royce to Stephanopoulos: Bombing Iran Might Be Only Option

With news of a “provisional” nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland between Iran and the P5+1 powers this weekend, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) appeared on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday where he said the failure of the Obama Administration to negotiate a reasonable deal with the Iranian regime has been a direct factor in raising the likelihood that the United States will need to use military force against Iran.