Tag: Iran

Belgrade News: A foreshadowing and foreboding trip

KAREN E. DAVIS Staff writer Jan 24, 2024 Updated Jan 24, 2024 It was August 2023. Belgrade resident and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana was standing on the border of northern Israel and Lebanon. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were giving him a tour of a tiny piece of the massive underground tunnel system Hezbollah had dug south from Lebanon, under Israel’s northern border. Hezbollah is an Iranian-backed militant group and is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, Daines explained. (In a May 18, 2021 article, The Times of Israel estimated this tunnel system to be hundreds of kilometers

Daines on Fox Business’ Kudlow Slams Biden’s Weakness on the World Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business’ Kudlow slamming Biden’s weakness on the world stage as he focuses on appeasement and climate instead of securing the southern border. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Biden’s Skewed Priorities Larry, just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did in the last 24 hours when the Biden administration lifts the sanctions so the Iraqis can buy another $10 billion of Iranian oil. Larry, you can’t make this up. As I was watching what happened today, watching that meeting in San Francisco between Xi and Biden, as he was flying across the country, he should

Daines on Fox News’s America Reports: “President Biden is Weak and it Emboldens the Chinese, the Iranians and the Russians”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox New’s America Reports to discuss the ongoing fight against terrorism in Israel and Daines’ first-hand experience in the Hezbollah terror tunnels. He also discussed President Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping and called out the President for his weakness on the world stage. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Terror Tunnels You take a look at Hamas and the tunnels in Gaza, I’ve seen those before several years ago. What’s not being talked enough about are the tunnels dug by Hezbollah – another Iranian terror group. These are right near the Lebanon border; these are 80

Daines Introduces Bill to Redesignate Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the “Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act” to redesignate Ansarallah, more commonly known as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) given their actions to destabilize the region, the security threat they pose to the U.S. and most recently, their involvement in the ongoing conflict in Israel, including attacks on Israel this week. Today, Daines also joined a letter led by Senator Hagerty to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the administration re-designate the Houthis as a FTO. “The Biden administration needs to send a strong, decisive message to the Iranian regime that the U.S. will

At Senate Banking Committee Hearing, Daines Says Biden Administration Needs to Crack Down on Iran’s Support for Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Banking Committee hearing highlighted the threat of Hezbollah and Hamas and the stressed the importance of shutting down Iran’s illicit finance networks that fund these terror groups. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Five weeks before the October 7th terror attack in Israel, I was in the Hezbollah terror tunnels on the border of Lebanon, seeing it firsthand, descending 80 feet down with IDF soldiers. And the next day I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem…and we talked about three things: Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. “It’s been very clear to many of us, including clear

Daines on Fox Business: “We Need to Bring Iran Down to Its Knees”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Iranian-backed terrorist organization, Hamas. Daines slammed President Biden for his weakness toward Iran, spoke about his first-hand experience in the tunnels built by Hezbollah and called for sanctions on Iran. Watch the interview HERE Daines on Biden’s Refusal to Link Iran to Hamas Well, look, this is a moment where moral clarity is badly needed from the Biden administration. Not only for Israel, not only for the United States, but for the world to clearly stand with Israel and standing

Fox News: Sen Daines wants the $6 billion in Iranian assets to be used for Israeli defense

Sen. Daines joins choir of GOP lawmakers proposing bills related to billions in Iranian funds FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a bill Thursday to reallocate the $6 billion in Iranian funds to Israeli defense amid Israel’s war against Hamas. The bill seeks to take the $6 billion, which was released to Iran in September as part of a negotiation for the release of five American prisoners, and put it into an account for Israel to use in its fight against Iran-backed Hamas.  “As the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas continues its barbaric attacks against the Israeli people, the United States must

Daines Introduces Bill to Use Iranian Assets to Rebuild Israel after Hamas Attacks 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Fortify Israel Act” to reallocate the $6 billion of frozen Iranian assets into an account for Israel to utilize for defense purposes.  “As the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas continues its barbaric attacks against the Israeli people, the United States must stand firmly by our biggest ally in the Middle East,” Daines said. “The United States must not only restrict Iran’s access to Biden’s $6 billion ransom payment but also repurpose those funds to help Israel recover from these horrific actions.” This bill also ensures that other frozen Iranian assets outside the $6 billion cannot be released or

Daines Slams Biden for Funding World’s Leading Sponsor of Terror

“Biden’s ransom payment made to the Iranians shows you what his true colors are” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today slammed President Biden for paying Iran $6 billion and called on the administration to immediately freeze these funds amidst terror attacks by Hamas on Israel. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Six weeks ago, I was in Jerusalem meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. I was probably the last Senator to have met with the Prime Minister prior to the attacks of October 7th from Hamas. “While I was on that visit, I went up to the border with Lebanon to see the Hezbollah terror

Daines to Introduce Bill to Immediately Freeze $6 Billion Payment to Iran Amidst Terror Attacks Against Israel  

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in announcing they will introduce and seek unanimous consent to pass legislation to block Iran from accessing the $6 billion in funds that the Biden administration released in August. This follows the terrorist attacks against Israel committed by Iranian-backed Hamas. “Just weeks ago, the Biden administration paid out $6 billion to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. This week, we have witnessed horrific attacks on Israeli people by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hamas. The United States needs to lead by example, sanction this dangerous regime and immediately freeze Iranian