Friday, September 23, 2016
Congress Passes Bill To Expose Wealth Of Iranian Leaders But President Obama Has Vowed To Veto It
The Hill: House passes bill requiring report on Iranian leaders' assets
The House passed legislation on Wednesday requiring the Treasury Department to publicly list the known assets of top Iranian political and military leaders.
The bill, approved in a 282-143 vote, is meant to impose more transparency into how Iran's senior officials accumulate wealth, the legislation's supporters said.
President Obama has threatened to veto the legislation, however, as the White House argues that publishing the data could compromise intelligence methods and be perceived by Iran as an attempt to undermine the international nuclear deal.
“This bill would adversely affect the U.S. Government's ability to wield these tools, would undermine the very goals it purports to achieve, and could even endanger our ability to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is and remains exclusively peaceful,” the White House said in a Statement of Administration Policy.
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Update #1: House votes to expose wealth of Iranian leaders -- Washington Examiner
Update #2: House Passes Bill Forcing Treasury To Disclose Iranian Leaders’ Assets -- Daily Caller
Update #3: House Passes Bipartisan Bill Bringing Financial Transparency to Iranian Regime -- NCRI
WNU Editor: President Obama's determination to veto this legislation is curious .... should we know how wealthy Iran's leaders are .... and how the lifting the sanctions will benefit them? Apparently the White House believes that this information should be kept secret, and there are enough Democrats in Congress who will make sure that his veto will stick. But the curious part of this debate is that information on how wealthy Iran's leaders are has already been exposed (by Reuters) last year .... Is Iran's Supreme Leader Also The Country's Richest Person? (September 15, 2015). Bottom line .... Iran's leaders are filthy rich, and the nuclear deal will only make them richer.