Kirk, Ayotte, Burr, Graham Statement on Administrationís Failure to Respond to Iranian Missile Tests

January 4, 2016


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) issued the following statement today regarding the Obama administrationís failure to impose consequences for Iranís ballistic missile tests: 

ďA continued failure of the administration to impose consequences on Tehran for its ballistic missile tests, which represent a clear violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, will confirm the dangerous perception of the regime in Iran that it can ignore its obligations with impunity and the Obama administration will do nothing. 

ďThe Obama administration should impose a strong set of sanctions on Iran for its tests of ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Consistent with the legislation we introduced last month, the administration should not provide sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear agreement before Iran verifiably ends all military dimensions of its nuclear program, including the development of ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear weapon.Ē