Senator David Perdue Statement on Iranian Seizure of U.S. Navy Ships and Crew

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Iran seized two U.S. Navy ships and detained the crew:

“Iran’s detention of ten American sailors is further proof that this dangerous regime is not to be trusted. These Americans are in the custody of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, one of the most hardline groups in Iran.

“I am concerned for the safety and well-being of these American sailors, and President Obama should be working diligently to secure their swift release. Let’s not forget that Iran already holds hostage four Americans who also deserve a swift and safe return home.

“As we near President Obama’s implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, which could be as soon as this weekend, Iran continues to engage in dangerous saber-rattling. We need to see more from our Commander-in-Chief than empty rhetoric when it comes to Iran. The Obama Administration promised that this nuclear deal would lead to a safer world, not a more hostile one.”