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Risch: Iran Does Not Want Peace, U.S. Must Restore Deterrence

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after U.S. strikes against Iran-linked sites in eastern Syria:

“The United States took a step forward last night to restore deterrence – something that has been sorely lacking. The horrific Hamas attacks against Israel along with the recent Iranian-backed attacks against U.S. troops serve as just the latest signals that a total reevaluation of this administration’s Iran policy is gravely overdue. I have long advocated for an Iran policy that encompasses all elements of national power instead of failed policies like unfreezing Iranian funds and playing party to endless nuclear ‘negotiations.’ The Iranian regime has made it clear that it does not want peace – it wants to sow chaos and degrade the United States and our allies.”