Menendez on Iran’s Latest Ballistic Missile Launch

Menendez on Iran’s Latest Ballistic Missile Launch

 
Washington, D.C. – Following the January 29, 2017, Iranian ballistic missile launch, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement:

“I strongly condemn Iran’s test firing a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, in blatant violation of UN Security Council 2231. This is the latest of Iran’s flagrant violations of its international obligations, and the latest effort to foment instability in the Middle East.

“These latest test launches of Iranian ballistic missiles must not go unnoticed by the international community and the United States must lead the way by taking decisive actions against individuals and companies who provided any kind of material support for these by imposing and tightening sanctions. I will work with my colleagues in Congress, where we have a long tradition of bipartisan support to hold Iran accountable for its destabilizing actions, whether testing ballistic missiles, supporting terrorist proxy networks or violating basic human rights of its own citizens. I call on the full weight of the United States government not to overlook this provocative test and to firmly stand with our allies against Iranian aggression.”

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