Alexander Statement on Iran Policy Resolution and U.S. Assistance Bill

Posted on September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote for a resolution introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) regarding U.S. policy toward Iran, and against a bill offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cut U.S. assistance to Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan:

“I voted for the Graham resolution in order to make clear that U.S. policy is to prevent Iran from developing the capability of making a nuclear weapon. I voted against the Paul bill because if we withdraw from Egypt, Pakistan, and Libya, then Iran will move in, radical Islamists will be encouraged, and Americans will be in more danger.”

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