Oct 16 2017

Senator Graham Statement On Situation In Iraq

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on Iraq.

“I’m very concerned about ongoing developments in Iraq regarding reports that the Iraqi military and Shia militias are advancing on Kurdish interests around Kirkuk.  This has the potential to further destabilize the region and expand the war in Iraq, all of which strengthens the hand of Iran.  We must act quickly and decisively to bring stability to Iraq recognizing that Iran seeks nothing more than to control its neighbors and foment unrest.

“Ultimately, this serves as yet another example of the destabilizing force Iran has become in the region.”