Jun 20 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the unprovoked Iranian attack against an American drone.
“The blame for the current situation lies with the Ayatollah and his murderous henchmen, not the United States. The Iranian attack against an American drone, combined with Iranian proxies firing missiles into Saudi Arabia, is further escalation of an already tense situation.
“The Iranians rebuffed President Trump’s willingness to negotiate by refusing to respond to the letter presented to them by Prime Minister Abe of Japan on behalf of President Trump. Not only did the Iranians give a provocative oral response, but they also attacked a Japanese oil tanker at the same time.
“The only thing Iran and every other thuggish regime understands is strength and pain.
“It is imperative the United States clearly inform the Iranians that any effort to increase uranium enrichment will be seen as a hostile act against the United States and our allies in Israel, and will not go unanswered.
“When it comes to a military response – if necessary – it should be focused on Iranian naval capabilities and the oil refineries which are the economic lifeblood of this murderous regime.”