01.05.16

Senator David Perdue Calls on President to Reprimand Iran for Ruthless Behavior

“Make no mistake - a failure to enforce the rules is an invitation for Iran to cheat”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Obama to punish Iran for its recent violations of international agreements:

“It is outrageous that President Obama has yet to punish Iran for not one – but two – ballistic missile test launches that were in direct violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In fact, Iran’s actions have gone unpunished for months now. The Obama Administration’s decision to announce and then withdraw new sanctions on Iran is proof that this president is afraid to punish Iran for its persistent bad behavior. Make no mistake – a failure to enforce the rules is an invitation for Iran to cheat.

“Since President Obama’s dangerous Iran deal was announced in July, Iran has actively accelerated its missile program, fired rockets near U.S. warships, fomented unrest in Yemen, taken more Americans hostage, refused to release an American pastor who has been held for three years, convicted an American journalist of spying, banned American products from being sold in Iran, and renewed its support for Hamas terrorists.

“Neither Iran’s ruthless behavior, nor its relationship with America, are getting any better, and this litany of violations is likely to get even longer. President Obama should not provide any further relief to Iran until they are punished for these transgressions. It’s also time to start targeting the foreign banks that finance Iran's illicit ballistic missile program.”