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Corker Statement on Implementation of Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding implementation of sanctions legislation recently passed by Congress.

“The Senate and House spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly passing this piece of legislation and sent a strong signal to Iran, Russia and North Korea that our country will stand firm and united in the face of destabilizing behavior,” said Corker. “The guidance provided today by the State Department is a good first step in responsibly implementing a very complex piece of legislation, and I appreciate Secretary Tillerson's attention to this important issue. Congress will expect thorough and timely consultation until full implementation is complete.”

Corker was a key author of the legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea. He spoke earlier today with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and requested an update on implementation of the legislation.