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Sasse Warns Against “New Normal” With Iran | KTIC Radio

Sasse Warns Against “New Normal” With Iran

Sasse Warns Against “New Normal” With Iran
In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Navy, guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley participates in a replenishment-at-sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian naval vessels conducted rocket tests last week near the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, the USS Bulkeley destroyer and a French frigate, the FS Provence, and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the American military said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 causing new tension between the two nations after a landmark nuclear deal. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. J. Lieberknecht/ U.S. Navy via AP)

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse commented on increasing tensions between the United States and Iran after the USS Squall fired on an Iranian military attack-boat near the Strait of Hormuz and the U.S. State Department issued a warning to Americans in the Middle East regarding kidnappings.

“By appeasing Iran and paying ransoms, the Obama Administration has put Americans in danger. Just weeks after bragging about imaginary ‘leverage’ against Iran, the Obama Administration warned Americans about the growing risk of Iranian kidnappings and American sailors were forced to defend themselves against Iranian fast-attack boats. This cannot be the new normal.”

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