UANI Statement Applauding Introduction Of PUNISH Act In U.S. Senate

(New York, N.Y.) United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement today applauding the introduction of the Preventing Underhanded and Nefarious Iranian Supported Homicides (PUNISH) Act in the U.S. Senate, which will preserve U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran so long as the regime continues to plot assassinations against Americans and for five years after a cessation of threats.

“We commend the introduction of the PUNISH Act. The U.S. must not lift any sanctions on the Iranian regime until the latter stops trying to kill, assault, detain, intimidate, or otherwise abuse American citizens or Iranians residing in the U.S. We shouldn’t reward the regime for such behavior—we should punish, and thereby deter, Tehran. Iran must feel the consequences of its plotting to kill not just the consequences of successfully killing Americans.

We thank the bill’s sponsors—Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Michael Waltz—and all cosponsors.”

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