Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Sanctions Block Resources for Iran’s Oppression, Anti-American Activities, Global Terrorism

Nov 5, 2018
Press Release

MIAMI ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the President announced sanctions on the Iranian regime would be reimposed. This follows the President's August announcement and is another step toward ending the Iran deal.

“I strongly commend the President’s decision to reimpose sanctions on the Iranian regime. Today’s sanctions place tough restrictions on Iran’s lucrative oil, financial, and shipping sectors. By restricting these transactions, the Trump administration is cutting off resources that otherwise could be used to fund the oppression of the Iranian people, as well as denying resources that could support anti-American activities and terrorism around the world, such as Iran’s assassination attempts thwarted in France and Denmark.   

“I applaud efforts to turn back the misguided Iran deal that unleashed billions of dollars to a state sponsor of terror.  The United States must continue to stand with those who struggle against tyranny, and apply pressure to the malevolent regimes of Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and others that threaten our national security.”