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Chairman Risch on U.S. Seizure of Iranian Fuel Delivery to Venezuela

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the United States’ seizure of an Iranian fuel shipment intended for the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela, which would have allegedly benefitted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization:

“I commend the administration on today’s action against Iranian attempts to violate U.S. sanctions and support the murderous Maduro regime in Venezuela. As I mentioned at a recent hearing on the crisis in Venezuela, Iranian activities in that country are an intolerable security threat to the United States and the Western Hemisphere at-large. The United States and the international community should leave no stone unturned to support the Venezuelan people’s efforts to rid themselves of the Maduro regime.”