WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address before Congress.
“It was an honor to hear today from Prime Minister Netanyahu — a strong leader for whom I have great respect and admiration. As our nations work together to address the growing threat of a nuclear Iran, it is imperative that we hear directly from Israel’s leaders. Iran’s dangerous nuclear weapons program, persistent support of terrorist groups, and determination to expand its presence in the Middle East pose a serious threat not only to Israel, but to the United States and the world. Prime Minister Netanyahu has every right to defend his nation’s sovereignty and as our strongest ally, it is critical that the United States stands as a steadfast partner with Israel to support our nations’ shared interests in the Middle East as we work together stop a nuclear-armed Iran.”