Jun 13 2019

Graham on Iranian Attack in Gulf of Oman

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement following Secretary of State Pompeo’s response to Iran’s recent attack in the Gulf of Oman.

“I very much appreciate the Trump Administration and Secretary Pompeo calling Iran out for today’s attack in the Gulf of Oman.

“As Secretary Pompeo stated, these attacks are a threat to international peace, security, and freedom of navigation.

“When you’re dealing with a rogue nation like Iran -- and their escalating provocations -- we must send a clear, unequivocal signal that their actions are unacceptable. 

“I am hoping that the Trump Administration will come to Congress and up our sanctions pressure on the Iranian regime. 

“They need to feel pain for this escalation and additional sanctions would be the appropriate response.”