Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends Sanctions against Terrorist State of Iran

May 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Diaz-Balart issued the following statement in support of the Trump Administration’s announced new sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors. Iran has been a U.S.-designated state sponsor of terrorism since 1984, having been found to repeatedly provide support for acts of international terrorism.

“I wholeheartedly applaud the Trump Administration’s imposition of additional sanctions against the dangerous, terrorist regime in Iran.

“As the leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Iranian dictatorship has been responsible for numerous terrorist acts across the globe. It supports terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, plots assassinations abroad and even in the United States, destabilizes the already volatile Middle East, and violently oppresses the Iranian people. It also supports rogue regimes such as those in Syria, Cuba, and Venezuela, and threatens American troops and allies such as Israel.

“I firmly commend the Trump Administration for its wise policy of isolating the mullahs in Iran through tough sanctions, a policy that began with the abandonment of the previous administration’s appeasement strategy and misguided “Iran deal.” Iran is a direct threat to our national security interests, and we must continue to work with our allies to stop this dangerous regime and the revenue flow which it uses to spread terror.”