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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA



For more information concerning my work and views on Iranian issues, please contact me.

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More on Iran

May 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, sent a letter to President Donald Trump.  The letter urges President Trump to enforce a critical sanctions statute against companies that sell to Iran technology it needs to censor dissidents, disrupt protesters, and restrict the free flow of information.

May 23, 2016

Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) lead a bipartisan letter to European Union Ambassador H.E. David O’Sullivan, urging the European Union to designate a Mahan Air as a terrorist entity. Mahan Air, an Iranian airline which has already been designated a terrorist entity by the United States, provides material support to terrorist organizations and lethal aid to Assad’s regime in Syria. A designation by the European Union would prevent Mahan Air from flying to and from Europe.

Apr 1, 2016

March 31, 2016

The Honorable Barak Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Recent press reports, including an AP story from early today,[1] indicate that your Administration may be considering allowing the use of the U.S. dollar for transactions with Iran that is currently forbidden. 

Jan 16, 2016

Washington DC –Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism released the following statement regarding the Iran prisoner swap:

"This is a swap, not a gift. 

"This is a significant victory for those of us who care about the American hostages and their families. It is also a significant victory for an Iranian regime that has helped kill thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Syrians

Oct 30, 2015

Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after news of rocket attacks at Camp Liberty in Iraq.

Sep 15, 2015

On coming to Congress in 1997, I said on the House floor that Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons represented the “greatest threat to the physical security of Americans.” I’ve been working to stop that threat for 19 years.

Sep 2, 2015

Washington D.C. - Congressman Sherman delivered a speech concerning his views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program at a Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in the San Fernando Valley. A slightly edited version of this address is attached below.   


Valley Beth Shalom, Encino CA
Delivered August 15, 2015; Edited August 31, 2015


Aug 7, 2015

Iran Quote Box
Washington D.C.  – The House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is the “Committee of Jurisdiction,” will consider a Resolution of Disapproval of the Iran Nuclear Agreement next month.  Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who is the second Ranking Democrat on the Committee, released the following statement:

Jul 14, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement:

“This deal includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good and the bad are in the first year, but after year ten the deal gets ugly.

Good (Year 1): Iran ships more than 90% of its stockpile of low enriched uranium abroad and mothballs over two thirds of its centrifuges.

Apr 3, 2015

Washington DC - Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the second ranking Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following statement. In his first year in office (1997), Sherman identified Iran as the chief threat to American national security and he has been involved in every Congressional effort to stop Iran’s nuclear program for the last 18 years: