Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Wilson Votes to Sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea

Jul 25, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed strong sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea:

“By overwhelmingly passing the sanctions bill, Congress has sent a clear message to North Korea, Iran, and Russia – or any rogue regime that would threaten our families or democracy around the globe: your behavior will not stand. Today’s sanctions package is an important component of peace through strength and should serve as a strong encouragement for these aggressive states to change course.”

This sanctions package addresses North Korea, Iran, and Russia for their actions to threaten Americans and threats to undermine global security. Among other offenses, it targets North Korea for their development and testing of ballistic missiles, Iran for funding terrorist organizations and ballistic missile testing, and Russia for their unlawful aggression in Georgia and Ukraine resulting in over 10,000 deaths. Read the full text of the sanctions here.