Feb 03 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made this statement regarding the recently announced sanctions on Iran.
“I appreciate the Trump administration’s announcement of sanctions on Iranian individuals. Executive sanctions are the first step in a long journey to check the Ayatollah and his radical regime. Now, the next step should be enacting congressionally authorized sectoral sanctions to punish Iran for destabilizing the Middle East, being the largest state sponsor of terror, humiliating American sailors, and continuing efforts to advance its ballistic missile programs. Without sectoral sanctions passed by Congress, the likelihood of Iranians changing their behavior is minimal.”