Senator Lankford Commends President Trump’s Iran Strategy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s new Iran strategy:

“I commend the new Iran strategy which rightly seeks to address Iran’s nuclear program, ballistic missile program, support for terrorism, and abysmal human rights record. We must address the entire threat posed by Iran, not just their nuclear program.

“For the last eight years, US foreign policy appeased the ayatollahs and chose not to confront their aggressive actions in a vain attempt to protect the JCPOA. The JCPOA, for the first time, recognized Iran’s right to enrich. This created an internationally recognized ten-year countdown for a nuclear-armed Iran. The nuclear clock needs to stop. No one believes that Iran is working to be a peaceful nation since they export weapons to terrorists around the world including in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Now is the time for Congress to work together to undo the damage done by a short-sighted deal.”