LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly helped the Senate pass bipartisan legislation, which he helped introduce earlier this year, that would expand sanctions on Russia and Iran. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act would increase sanctions for Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for terrorism, human rights violations, and transfers of weapons to or from Iran. The bill was amended to also strengthen U.S. sanctions against Russia in response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “This bipartisan bill would send a clear message that the United States will continue to lead the way in showing our adversaries that their actions have consequences. Despite our success in rolling back Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s continued development of ballistic missiles and its support for terrorism are unacceptable. Likewise, Russia’s continued efforts to disrupt our democratic institutions, and those of our allies, cannot be tolerated and require a strong, united response. I hope our allies and partners around the world will again follow our lead.”
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