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McCaul Calls for Designation of Iran's Qods Force as Foreign Terrorist Organization in Wake of Today's Terrorist Attack


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of Homeland Security Oversight & Investigations and member of the Foreign Affairs Middle East Subcommittee, issued the following statement on today's terrorist attack against Israeli citizens in Bulgaria:

"Today's senseless and tragic terrorist attack against innocent Israeli citizens in Bulgaria should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Eighteen years to the day after the barbaric attack by Iran's Qods Force on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, today's attack in Bulgaria appears to again be the work of Iran, as stated by the Prime Minister Netanyahu.

"The United States should act swiftly to designate the Qods Force as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). If this administration will not act, the Congress should. I have introduced legislation which would require the Qods Force to be designated as an FTO, giving prosecutors new tools to bring charges against anyone providing material support or resources to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel, especially the family and friends of the victims of this attack. The United States stands ready to support our Israeli allies and work with them to prevent and counter Iran's growing threat to innocent civilians all over the world."

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