Wicker Votes to Extend Sanctions on Iran

Miss. Senator Says Obama’s Doctrine of ‘Strategic Patience’ Not Working

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted to extend economic sanctions on the Iranian regime through 2026. The sanctions will expire at the end of the year without congressional action.

“Allowing these sanctions to lapse would be a mistake,” Wicker said. “The current deal with Iran has only emboldened the regime. I am hopeful these sanctions will strengthen America’s hand in dealing with the Iranian government after President-elect Trump takes office in January.”

The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 99-0. Earlier this week, the House of Representatives approved it by a vote of 419-1. It now awaits President Obama’s signature to become law.