Wasserman Schultz Statement on Iran Test Firing Ballistic Missiles

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Washington, DC, March 10, 2016 | comments
Yesterday, Iran test-fired ballistic missiles, allegedly with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" inscribed on them. Coupled with other recent missile tests and ongoing support of terrorist actors, these actions clearly show that Iran continues to be a nefarious force in the region. In December, I urged the Administration to take concrete action and sanction those Iranian individuals and entities that continue to facilitate Iran's ballistic missile program, which they did. I now urge the United States to bring these most recent tests, which appear to be a direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, to the immediate attention of the Security Council.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Iran Test Firing Ballistic Missiles

 

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after Iran test-fired ballistic missiles:

“Yesterday, Iran test-fired ballistic missiles, allegedly with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” inscribed on them. Coupled with other recent missile tests and ongoing support of terrorist actors, these actions clearly show that Iran continues to be a nefarious force in the region.

“In December, I urged the Administration to take concrete action and sanction those Iranian individuals and entities that continue to facilitate Iran’s ballistic missile program, which they did. I now urge the United States to bring these most recent tests, which appear to be a direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, to the immediate attention of the Security Council.

“We must hold Iran accountable to its obligations with the international community. As I have said before, we must be vigilant and continue to take the appropriate actions against those who seek to harm the United States and our allies.

“These continued aggressions prove yet again why a strong Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel on military support, including missile defense, is critical.”

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

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