Rep. Tenney, Rep. Stefanik & 7 House GOP Members Call on Elon Musk to Remove Islamic Regime Officials from Twitter

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We strongly support the efforts of these lawmakers. Per U.S. law, Islamic Republic regime officials should not be allowed to utilize U.S. software and technology.”

— Bryan E. Leib, Executive Director, Iranian Americans for Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, May 13, 2022 / — The Iranian Americans for Liberty applaud Representative Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and House Republican Conference Chair, Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) for sending a letter with 7 of their House Colleagues to the world’s richest man and incoming interim CEO of Twitter, Mr. Elon Musk, expressing their concerns for U.S. sanctioned Iranian Regime officials and organizations on American social media platforms such as Twitter.

The letter notes that regime officials and affiliated entities are subject to secondary sanctions that prohibit U.S. nationals and companies from providing services or material support to U.S. designated terrorists or entities.

The letter was led by Rep. Tenney, with strong support from House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Stefanik, Republican Study Committee Chair Rep. Banks, Rep. Buck, Rep. Fitzpatrick, Rep. Mast, Rep. Van Drew, Rep. Jackson and Rep. Moore.

Furthermore, the letter states:

“It is unacceptable that U.S. designated foreign entities freely use Twitter, despite U.S. laws and regulations that prohibit the provision of goods and services to them. We therefore ask that as you begin to review Twitter’s business practices and policies, you will work to ensure full compliance with U.S. laws prohibiting the provision of services to U.S.-designated entities.

The Iranian Regime uses Twitter to upend free societies and threaten violence, which is exactly why the regime has been designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism and why many of it’s officials are on the SDN list today. These designations are not arbitrary or political. They are based on well-documented information and evidence, and approved only once subjected to a thorough interagency review by multiple federal agencies. Allowing designated individuals and entities to continue using Twitter to incite violence against American officials and citizens, call for the eradication of the Jewish State (Israel) and it’s people, and promote it’s terrorist proxies, in in flagrant violation not only of Twitter’s longstanding policies, but most importantly of U.S. law.”

IAL’s Executive Director Bryan E. Leib stated: “We strongly support this letter and join these Members of Congress in calling on Twitter’s incoming CEO Mr. Elon Musk to remove Ali Khamenei and all other U.S. sanctioned Iranian Regime officials from Twitter’s platform. Not only does Khamenei utilize the Twitter platform to spread misinformation while he forbids the Iranian people from being on the platform but he and many other regime officials are not legally allowed to be on the platform according to U.S. law. Thank you Rep. Tenney, Rep. Stefanik and others for taking this bold action.”

Bryan E. Leib
Iranian Americans for Liberty (IAL)
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This news story originally appeared at Lifestyle - Trend Magazine on 16 May 2022