Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests by Congressman Ted Deutch
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Democrat on the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement in reaction to Iran's latest series of ballistic missile tests:
"Today Iran launched a second consecutive ballistic missile test in blatant violation of international law. It is now clear that this regime has no intention of abiding by its commitments under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. If the United Nations does not finally take action against these illegal missile tests, it once again calls into question the willingness to take action against Iranian violations of the nuclear agreement. If the international community will not act, the U.S. must vigorously impose and enforce our own sanctions."
Earlier this year, Rep. Deutch introduced the bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act with Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA). The legislation enhances the ability of Congress to quickly impose sanctions if the Iranian government commits an act of terror, provides support for terrorist organizations or violates international law by acquiring ballistic missile technology.