Tools To Prevent Violence In The Middle East

Floor Speech

Date: Nov. 17, 2016
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. Speaker, this week this House passed two important measures dealing with the problems we have in the Middle East. One measure on extending the Iran sanctions, the ability for the President to authorize those that would have expired at the end of this year, was passed by this House in order to give this administration and the next one tools needed for the bad behavior of Iran that it continues to exhibit. We cannot trust that they will continue to adhere to the bad agreement that was made.
Also an important measure was that for Syria to cause sanctions against their proclivity to bring violence upon their citizens. We need both of these measures for this President and this administration currently and, very importantly, going into the next one to be able to enforce against these bad activities that are happening in the Middle East. I urge the Senate to take up these measures. I urge this President to
pass these measures, so we have these important tools to prevent this kind of violence in the Middle East using our sanction ability.