Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) called on President Joe Biden to reimpose sanctions former President Donald Trump placed on Iran and condemned Biden’s policies of easing and removing sanctions for “inviting” adversaries to attack and kill United States troops.
The House Republican’s call to action comes in response to conflict escalation between the U.S. and Iran through proxies. Last week, an Iranian proxy launched a drone attack, killing three American soldiers, and the U.S. responded with retaliatory strikes on Friday night.
“Why [Biden] would want Iran to have additional funding that they can use against our allies and against Americans is beyond me,” Gimenez said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “It makes absolutely no sense.”
“You lift sanctions on Iran, and they’re not going to act well,” he said. “They’re going to fund