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Wenstrup Statement on New Iran Sanctions

Washington, February 3, 2017 | Hailey Sadler (202-225-3164)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) released the following statement today in response to the Trump administration’s announcement of new sanctions on Iran. The administration’s action follows Iran’s confirmation on Wednesday that it recently conducted a ballistic missile test launch:

“Iran's latest ballistic missile test demonstrates that Tehran remains committed and increasingly able to threaten the United States, Israel, and our allies and partners in the surrounding regions. After years of concessions from the previous administration, this clear violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution calls for a decisive response. I support the new administration's swift action and look forward to partnering with them to hold this state sponsor of terrorism accountable.” 

Congressman Brad Wenstrup serves on the House Intelligence Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Veterans Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Wenstrup has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Colonel. In 2005-06, he served a tour in Iraq as a combat surgeon, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge for his service.



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