Dec 01 2016

Shelby Statement on Iran Sanctions Extension Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after Senate passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which passed the House last month by a vote of 419-1:

“The Iran Sanctions Extension Act underscores America’s commitment to holding the world’s leading state sponsor of terror accountable.  Maintaining our sanctions policy is critical to keeping Americans and our allies safe, and I’m pleased that we are sending a strong message to Iran that there are consequences for its dangerous behavior. 

“While this bill is an important and necessary step, I look forward to a comprehensive review of our Iran policies in the new Congress.  President Obama’s nuclear deal has placed the United States in a position of weakness and we must make certain that the rogue nation is never given the upper-hand.”