More on Iran
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.
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.
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, indicate that your Administration may be considering allowing the use of the U.S. dollar for transactions with Iran that is currently forbidden.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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: