Iran

As member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I yesterday issued the following statement in response to reports of a planned Sunday meeting in Vienna aimed at providing Iran with concessions to preserve the Joint...
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling...
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It’s always a divisive issue, but we do have a crisis at the border. I live in Texas; it’s a humanitarian crisis.
In addition to secretly storing blueprints for nuclear weapons and refusing to turn over materials related to their nuclear weapons program, now they have pushed the envelope so far on centrifuges that the cheating can no...
On the weekend of May 4th, Hamas and other terrorist groups fired more than 600 rockets into Israel from the Gaza strip. Their aim is to kill innocent civilians and sow chaos. But the Israelis have remained strong, and I am...
I issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration will grant major exemptions and waivers to recent sanctions against Iran:
Today I issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) and I recently introduced companion bills establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights....
The people of Iran have taken to the streets and continue to protest against the illegitimate regime of the Ayatollah and the mullahs. These protests have taken place in numerous cities now for one year.
President Trump's decision to restore all sanctions on Iran that had been removed under the terrible nuclear deal is to be applauded.  We now know that despite the Obama Administration's attempts to appease the mullahs in...
U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and I recently today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to urge his Brazilian and Paraguayan counterparts to designate Hezbollah a...
Since 1979, U.S.-Iran relations have been frayed to say the least. The overthrow of the Shah, a sort of U.S. ally, by the radical Islamic clerics was followed by the Iran hostage crisis which ultimately lost Jimmy Carter the...
Two oil tankers came under a suspected attack Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with one of them set ablaze, and the U.S. blamed Iran in what it called a campaign of “escalating tensions” in a region crucial to...
The Ayatollahs have returned to open nuclear blackmail, and threatened today to accelerate their nuclear work if they do not get more concessions from the international community even as they continue exporting terrorism,...
The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American...
This decision will deprive the Ayatollahs of billions of dollars that they would have spent undermining the security of the United States and our allies, building up Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and...
I led a letter to President Trump supporting his ‘maximum pressure strategy’ against Iran and urging him to refrain from renewing further sanctions exemptions to countries that are currently importing Iranian oil. 
The terrorist group Hezbollah and their Iranian patrons are preparing for war against our Israeli allies. We know this because Israel discovered at least two tunnels crossing into their territory from Lebanon. These tunnels...
The Trump Administration announced that it will re-impose a second wave of sanctions on the Iranian regime, following U.S. withdrawal from President Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal.
Earlier this week, Secretary of State Pompeo announced the U.S. was ending the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran. This justified decision comes after three decades of Iran blatantly...

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