Optional “Iran is still the largest state-sponsor of terror, still bent on the destruction of Israel, and still working to undermine America’s interests in a peaceful Middle East.”

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, an outspoken critic of the Iran nuclear deal, issued the following statement regarding the Iran Sanctions Extension Act which passed the Senate and now heads to the President for his signature.

“The Obama Administration’s nuclear deal hasn’t changed who we’re dealing with – Iran is still the largest state-sponsor of terror, still bent on the destruction of Israel, and still working to undermine America’s interests in a peaceful Middle East. Extending these sanctions is an important requirement to holding Iran accountable.”


Background:

The Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which now heads to the President for his signature, renews existing sanctions that were set to expire at the end of 2016. These sanctions, separate from the Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, are aimed at preventing Iran from supporting terrorism.