Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Supports Restoring Sanctions on Iran

Aug 6, 2018
Press Release

MIAMI ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration restoring sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the previous administration in 2015.   

“Ending sanctions against the terrorist state of Iran was an egregious mistake, and I commend the President for reinstating tough restrictions on trade with that pariah dictatorship. The mullahs in Iran continue to threaten our national security, destabilize its neighbors, and oppress the Iranian people. Additionally, the regime funds terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah, and poses a grave risk to key allies such as Israel.  I will continue to support tough sanctions against the terrorist state of Iran to strengthen our national security and protect our military personnel abroad, and to promote freedom and human rights for the Iranian people.”