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Westerman Votes for Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, and North Korea

July 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (July 25) upon passage of H.R. 364, a bill to impose sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea:

“Aggression against American citizens and our allies by the Russian Federation, Iran, and North Korea must come to an end,” Westerman said. “That is why Congress spoke with a loud voice today and passed sweeping sanctions against these three nations. These sanctions punish Russia for its incursions into Crimea; holds Putin and his regime accountable for meddling in the 2016 election; punishes Iran for ballistic missile development; further punishes North Korea for nuclear weapons development; and holds Iran and North Korea to account for the detention of American citizens. This bill sends a loud message to other nations – obey the sovereignty of other countries or face the consequences. I urge President Trump to stand with Congress and sign this bill into law.”