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Cruz-Leahy Bipartisan Resolution on Iran Reported by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Resolution calls for release of Americans unjustly imprisoned in Iran

October 6, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauded yesterday's markup of his and Sen. Pat Leahy’s (D-Vt.) bipartisan resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The resolution calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to release American citizens and legal permanent residents unjustly detained as political prisoners.

“The Iranian regime has unjustly detained, interrogated Americans and dual-nationals for the receipt of economic or political concessions,’ Sen. Cruz said. “Siamak Namazi, Baquer Namazi, Xiyue Wang and Nizar Zakka continue to languish in Iranian prisons, while former FBI agent Robert Levinson remains missing after his disappearance in 2007. The release of these prisoners – both U.S. citizens and legal permanent resident aliens – must be our utmost priority. I am glad that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has advanced this important measure and look forward to passage by the full Senate so the United States can proceed in its efforts to bring these Americans and residents safely home, and reunite them with their families.”

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