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US Sen. urges Trump to confront Iran activities in Syria

US Sen. urges Trump to confront Iran activities in Syria
US Sen. Bob Menendez has called on President Donald Trump to confront Russia about Iran's activities in Syria.

Speaking to the 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference, Menendez highlighted the threat posed by Iran.

"We must stop wasting time testing Russia’s resolve on Iran," said Menendez, the top-ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee. 

"Iran moves in next door to Israel. My friends, this situation is untenable and absolutely unacceptable.", he added.

Menendez said Trump should maintain funding for global diplomacy and use powers that the Senate approved in a 98-2 vote to sanction Iran for missile tests and other activities.

“If we want to hold Iran accountable each time it violates U.N. Security Resolutions by testing missiles or delivering weapons to Hezbollah, we need a fully-funded, skilled, and experienced diplomatic corps to get the job done," Menendez said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was trying to expand an empire committed to Israel's destruction, especially through its activities in war-torn Syria.

He said Trump "has made it clear that his administration will not accept Iran’s aggression in the region.
Last Modified: Monday، 12 March 2018 04:48 PM
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