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Sen. Ernst response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address

Today Senator Joni Ernst attended the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress and issued the following statement:

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a commanding speech that needed to be heard by the American people from our closest ally and strategic partner in the Middle East – Israel. The response to today’s speech was overwhelmingly positive from both Democrats and Republicans alike.

“I wholeheartedly agree that the United States cannot stand by and watch Iran assemble nuclear capabilities which presents a grave threat to Israel and our nation. This is not an idle threat from Iran.

"As I have said, the U.S. must confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions and take the necessary steps to support Israel in their right to defend itself."         

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