Wasserman Schultz Statement on Russian Use of an Iranian Airbase

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Washington, DC, August 17, 2016 | comments
I am deeply troubled by reports that Russia is using Iranian air bases for missions in Syria. Iran and Russia's continued support of the murderous regime of Bashar al-Assad has contributed to the deaths and displacement of millions of Syrians. I strongly support the Administration's efforts to further investigate whether Russia's actions violate a UN Security Council Resolution on aircraft transfers to Iran, and look forward to working with my Congressional colleagues and the Administration to ensure compliance with the sanctions regime we have in place.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Russian Use of an Iranian Airbase

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in response to news reports that Russian military forces used an Iranian air base earlier this week:

“I am deeply troubled by reports that Russia is using Iranian air bases for missions in Syria. Iran and Russia’s continued support of the murderous regime of Bashar al-Assad has contributed to the deaths and displacement of millions of Syrians. I strongly support the Administration’s efforts to further investigate whether Russia’s actions violate a UN Security Council Resolution on aircraft transfers to Iran, and look forward to working with my Congressional colleagues and the Administration to ensure compliance with the strict UN sanctions regime on Iran we have in place.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931 

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