Sen. JOHN McCAIN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF IRAN & RUSSIA SANCTIONS LEGISLATION

6/16/2017 8:44:07 AM

Sen. McCain said Iran continues to step up its efforts to destabilize the Middle East, drive the United States from the region.

Sen. McCain said Iran continues to step up its efforts to destabilize the Middle East, drive the United States from the region.

Washington, D.C. Jun 15 2017 -- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the Senate’s overwhelming 98-2 vote to pass the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, legislation that strengthens and expands sanctions on Iran and Russia...

The legislation holds Iran accountable by imposing new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, applying terrorism sanctions to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, imposing sanctions on Iranians engaged in human rights abuses, and tightening enforcement of arms embargoes on the Iranian regime.

“As the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran continues to step up its efforts to destabilize the Middle East, drive the United States from the region, and undermine our security interests and that of our allies,” said Chairman McCain. “It is long past time the United States and the international community hold Iran accountable.”