Sep 17 2019

Graham on the Iranian Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Iran firing cruise missiles on oil facilities located in Saudi Arabia.

“A great briefing by Vice President Pence to the Senate Republican Conference regarding the attack on Saudi oil facilities. 

“It’s clear to me that such a sophisticated attack could not have occurred without Iran’s blessing and direct involvement. 

“This is literally an act of war and the goal should be to restore deterrence against Iranian aggression which has clearly been lost. 

“I applaud the Administration’s efforts to create a regional coalition, thoroughly brief the Congress on the actions taken, and come up with a plan of action to restore deterrence against an evil regime in Iran. 

“The measured response by President Trump regarding the shooting down of an American drone was clearly seen by the Iranian regime as a sign of weakness. 

“The problems with Iran only get worse over time so it is imperative we take decisive action to deter further aggression by the Ayatollah and his henchman.”