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STATEMENT: Khanna response to Trump’s escalation of sanctions against Iran

September 18, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Khanna issued the following  statement in response to President Trump’s ordering of sanctions against Iran. Rep. Khanna is a FY20 NDAA Conferee and lead sponsor of NDAA amendments to prevent unauthorized war with Iran and end unauthorized U.S. military support for the war in Yemen.

“Once again, President Trump has taken us to the brink of war with Iran, and escalated tensions in the Middle East. Piling on more sanctions will not stop the cycle of confrontation that threatens to engulf the region. That is why it is more important than ever that my amendments on Iran and Yemen that were passed as part of the annual defense bill are included in the final version of the NDAA. I’m proud to be named an NDAA conferee by Speaker Pelosi and will work to ensure the inclusion of my amendments to prevent an unauthorized war of choice in Iran and end the ongoing unauthorized and unconscionable war in Yemen. Both amendments are supported by a broad bipartisan and bicameral group of members, and are essential toward reasserting Congress’ constitutional authority to determine if and when the United States goes to war, and to creating space for diplomatic solutions to resolve regional tensions.”

 

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About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.