WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s actions to implement new sanctions on Iran, and to maintain its sanctions in place against Russia:

“The Trump administration was right to act swiftly today to impose new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program and continued support of terrorism. It is time to hold Iran accountable for its actions and send a clear message that the United States will no longer tolerate their illicit behavior.

“In addition, I was also encouraged by Ambassador Haley’s remarks at the United Nations Security Council yesterday that our sanctions on Russia will remain in place until it withdraws from Crimea. We must maintain pressure on Russia to cease from its aggressive actions in Ukraine.”

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