Wednesday, June 17, 2015

For the past 19 years, my principal focus has been on preventing a nuclear Iran.

I want to commend the MEK for the critical role it played in exposing Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

The current Iranian regime is not only an existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, but also a defiant proliferator of terrorism and extremism.

The world must challenge the Iranian regime’s intensified support for terrorism across the Middle East — including Syria, Yemen and extremist militias in Iraq.

I remain committed to ensuring that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon and ends its support for terror, regardless of the outcome of the nuclear negotiations.

I also want to commend Madam Rajavi for her advocacy of democracy, human rights and women’s rights in Iran.

• Mr. Sherman is a House member representing California and the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade. The above was adapted and excerpted from videotaped remarks presented at the June 13 event in Paris.

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