As members of a global community, the United States and all nations of the world have much to learn from each other. Our nation has a proud history of leading the world in times of peace and times of war. We have formed coalitions of nations to depose tyrannical dictators that threatened the freedoms and safety of our citizens and allies. Together with our friends we have drawn attention to humanitarian crises and worked to improve the quality of life in those parts of the world that live in poverty and turmoil.
As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have the privilege to help address the issues facing our relationships with nations around the world. As one of only a few members of Congress to serve on both the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Armed Services Committee, I have the unique opportunity to contribute to our national dialogue from a military as well as a diplomatic perspective. An open and candid discussion among friendly nations and a clear and consistent message to unfriendly nations will ensure the safety and prosperity of the United States.
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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s announcement of new sanctions on Iran:
“I applaud President Donald Trump’s swift action to hold the regime in Iran accountable for testing another intercontinental ballistic missile on Sunday. Imposing strong sanctions against individuals and businesses makes it clear that the United States will stand with our allies against Iranian aggression.
“This is what peace through strength looks like.
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.
Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after Governor Nikki Haley’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. was confirmed by the U.S. Senate:
“Governor Nikki Haley will be a remarkable U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She will be a fierce advocate for American values and our allies on the world stage and will bring fresh leadership to the United Nations.
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon on the bipartisan resolution opposing the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution.
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Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement in reaction to Secretary John Kerry's remarks today on the Middle East:
"Secretary John Kerry’s disastrous speech today at the State Department reveals willful ignorance putting Israeli and American families at risk of more terrorist attacks. This confirms a legacy of failure.