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Congressman André Carson Statement on New Iran Sanctions

Jun 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. André Carson (D-IN), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released this statement following President Trump’s announcement that he is issuing new economic sanctions on Iran. The move comes several days after the President abruptly halted planned air strikes against the nation after it shot down a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz.

“President Trump’s strategy towards Iran has been aimless, impetuous, and downright dangerous. His actions are devoid of tactical coherence and have created enormous unrest in the global community. I believe it’s critical to protect Americans. But this must be done through a careful plan that prioritizes peace and human lives above all else, not reckless brinksmanship. Most importantly, the President must get Congressional approval for any military action against Iran, or any other nation. A decision of this gravity should not be made by one person, but by the people’s representatives who understand war’s lasting mark on our respective communities.”