Thursday, August 13, 2020


Thank you for virtually having me at the Free Iran Global Summit, Iran Rising for Freedom.

During my 2018 campaign, I was often asked about where I stood on U.S. foreign policy.

And I always pointed to Iran as an adversary we were handling too lightly.

As a threat to our national security and a leader in human rights abuses, we must be harsh with Iran. Since coming to the U.S. Senate, I’m joined with my colleagues in supporting a variety of resolutions that call out the Iranian government for their atrocious actions and to hold them accountable through sanctions. As a U.S. senator from Indiana, I once again condemn Iran, specifically for their human rights abuses. In the past year, Iranian citizens have been denied the freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom of speech, with hundreds of protestors killed by Iranian security forces. I will continue to speak out against Iran and stand up for the Iranian people.

Thank you again for having me, and I wish you the best of luck with your just cause.

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