WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement after reports of Iran launching ballistic missiles for a second straight day.
“Reaping the rewards of sanctions relief from the nuclear deal, Iran’s brazen ballistic missile launches for a second straight day and open hostility toward Israel represent a deliberate attempt to test the will of the U.S. and the international community,” said Corker. “The Obama administration and the U.N. Security Council must wake up and impose costs on Iran because clearly the current ballistic missile sanctions regime is ineffective. Failing to do so risks further aiding the regime’s attempts to discredit international efforts to contain their ballistic missile program and exposes real vulnerabilities when it comes to dealing with nuclear violations if they occur. There is already a strong bipartisan movement in the Senate to act.”