07.27.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Impose Sanctions On Iran, Russia, & North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the Senate’s 98-2 vote to add U.S. sanctions against North Korea to the package of U.S. sanctions against Iran and Russia passed by the Senate on June 15:

“These three regimes have become increasingly emboldened in their destabilizing behavior which we will not let stand. The Senate’s action to impose sanctions on North Korea could not come at a more important time. Just this week, the Defense Intelligence Agency found that North Korea could achieve an intercontinental ballistic missile next year, two years earlier than previously expected. It’s critical the United States uses every tool at our disposal to deter North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and protect the U.S. homeland.”

On June 15, Senator Perdue supported the expansion of U.S. sanctions on Iran and Russia. 

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.