Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Increased Sanctions on Iran

Aug 6, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Increased Sanctions on Iran

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), a senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement applauding the White House’s decision to increase sanctions on Iran:

“As a longtime opponent of the failed Iran Deal, I am grateful for President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal and increase sanctions on Iran that will allow us to renegotiate from a position of strength and protect our allies in the region, especially Israel.

“Since the deal was reached, Iran’s aggression has only increased. The regime has used the windfall of newly accessible funds it received under the JCPOA to build nuclear-capable missiles, fund terrorism, and fuel conflict across the Middle East and beyond.

“The United States continues to stand with the long-suffering Iranian people, who are the rightful heirs to Iran’s rich heritage and the real victims of the regime’s policies. We look forward to the day when the people of Iran, and all people across the region, can prosper together in safety and peace."

You can find additional information regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order reimposing certain sanctions on Iran here.