Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik co-led a letter with Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into the International Crisis Group for potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) following reports the organization has engaged in a longstanding secret relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

“The DOJ must immediately open an investigation into the International Crisis Group for failing to register their formal agreement with Iran, a clear violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. We must investigate the depths of Crisis Group’s employees' involvement in advocating on behalf of the Iranian regime while simultaneously trying to influence Biden Administration officials,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

“Joe Biden’s disgraced former Iran envoy ran a foreign think tank that had entered into an undisclosed formal agreement with an Iranian government organization which denies the Holocaust. Members of this same foreign think tank were pledging allegiance to Iran while advising Democratic administrations on Iran policy. It’s unbelievable. The Justice Department must hold the International Crisis Group accountable for failing to register as a foreign agent, and Congress should continue to investigate Iran’s infiltration of the Biden administration and its malign influence on White House policy,” said Congressman Jim Banks.

Read the full letter HERE.