03.10.16

Daines Slams Obama Administration on Long-Delayed Admission of Iranian Cyberattack on New York Dam

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today slammed the Obama administration after reports indicate that they will name Iran as the perpetrator of a 2013 cyberattack on a New York dam.

“It is downright shameful that it has taken President Obama three years to denounce Iran for a malicious cybersecurity attack on our country while at the same time sitting at a negotiating table with them,” Daines stated. “This failure is undoubtedly linked to President Obama's clouded judgment in ushering through his misguided deal with Iran, which has only endangered our national security. 

“Just this week Iran tested two ballistic missiles inscribed with ‘Israel must be wiped out’. It is clear Iran is not a friend to the United States, or its allies. It’s time that President Obama decides what he values more: the friendship of Iran or the security of our homeland.”

Before serving in Congress, Daines worked in the technology sector for more than twelve years. He served as vice president of Montana-based RightNow Technologies, a global leader in cloud computing and multi-billion dollar technology company that became Bozeman, Montana’s largest commercial employer.

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