ICYMI: Menendez Tweets on Nuclear Button, Support for State department, and Foreign Policy News

ICYMI: Menendez Tweets on Nuclear Button, Support for State department, and Foreign Policy News

   

 

NEWARK, N.J, – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted this week on some of the news events related to foreign policy, including the Iran Protests. The Senator is a strong supporter of diplomacy, and pushed for the need to fully fund and staff the State Department in order to deal with international affairs.

 

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/3/18, 11:49 AM

The size of our @StateDept is more important than the size of Trump’s nuclear button. Let's fund and fully staff US diplomacy, and keep us out of war. nytimes.com/2017/11/24/us/…

On why the State Department should prioritize human rights and democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy:

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/2/18, 4:10 PM

A world of democracies where human rights are universally respected is a safer world, with less war and more economic growth. That's why we need a fully staffed @StateDept promoting democracy & human rights as a cornerstone of US foreign policy.

 

 

On how both opponents and supporters of the Iran Nuclear Deal can agree on supporting the Iran protests:

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/2/18, 1:31 PM

Past debates have nothing to do with today's #IranProtests. We all agree ordinary Iranians peacefully rising up to protest their government is a fundamental right, and we stand with these brave protesters. politico.com/magazine/story…

 

On the need for the White House to keep Congress informed of pressing foreign policy issues:

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/2/18, 1:17 PM

Closely monitoring situation in Iran, possible North Korea - South Korea talks, and emergency meeting called in Pakistan. These major intn'l relations issues affect global stability & American security, so WH must consult Congress & work with us on solutions.

On the Iran protests:

Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez)

1/1/18, 3:15 PM

Inspiring to see ordinary people in #IranProtest exercise their fundamental right to protest their govt, especially one whose brutality has ruined so many lives. All over the world I applaud those peacefully advocating for basic rights & demanding accountability from their govt.

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