Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on Iran ICBM Test

Jan 31, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement on Iran’s recent ICBM test:

“On Sunday, the Iranian regime tested another intercontinental ballistic missile in violation of existing U.N. resolutions. This is unacceptable and puts the safety of our allies in the Middle East at risk. Earlier today I met with King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss our shared concern of Iranian aggression, and just yesterday, Israel condemned the testing of the medium-range ballistic missile. 

“Iran is clearly using this as an opportunity to test President Trump and the new Administration. I urge him to take a strong stance against Iran and hold the regime accountable for testing the ICBMs in violation of existing U.N. resolutions. Iranian testing of ICBMs reveals it does not take seriously the naive Iranian Nuclear Deal.” 

Last year, Rep. Wilson introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to require Congress receive information on Iran’s ICBM testing.