Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Statement on Iran

Oct 14, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI - Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Trump administration made a policy announcement on Iran. 

"I commend President Trump's tough policy on Iran and the administration's critical strategic objectives of neutralizing Iran's support of terrorism and its various proxy wars, cutting off financial institutions that support terrorism, countering Iran's cyber, ballistic missiles, and proliferation threats, and denying all paths to nuclear weapons.   

"President Trump's announced policy demonstrates once again that the previous administration's failed policy of appeasement is over. Brutal dictatorships that oppose U.S. national security interests and suppress their own people will not be coddled. Those who assist them will be held accountable.  I appreciate the moral clarity that President Trump has demonstrated in emphasizing that the mullahs of Iran are not the Iranian people. To the contrary, they oppress and terrorize the Iranian people.  His policy is one that rightly isolates the mullahs and the Revolutionary Guard while maintaining solidarity with the Iranian people. With this principled policy, the United States prioritizes America's national security interests by preventing a terrorist state from creating nuclear weapons, expresses solidarity with the oppressed people of Iran, and seeks to further restrict the Iranian regime from obtaining resources to fund its extremist activities."