Sullivan Statement on Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Treasury announced new sanctions against Iran:

"I applaud the Trump administration’s announcement today that new sanctions will be placed against Iran," said Senator Sullivan. "Since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian regime has been intent on undermining it at every turn, and yet none of the P5+1 countries – including the United States under the Obama administration – have called Iran out on these and other violations of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the JCPOA. The recent ballistic missile tests, in addition to the provocative actions against U.S. and allied forces in the region, clearly demonstrate that these penalties are long overdue.

“Moving forward, the United States needs to reenergize its critical alliances with Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf Arab states, all of which languished during the Obama administration due to its focus on placating Iran.”

Senator Sullivan recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, urging the Trump administration to vigorously enforce the Iran nuclear deal. Read the op-ed HERE.