Prepared Testimony by Senator Sam Brownback Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Economic Sanctions and Other U.S. Policy Options

October 6, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism worldwide, the foremost exporter of extremist ideology, and the primary source of instability in the Middle East.  The regime’s leaders have brutally oppressed their own citizens, and have threatened to commit genocide against the State of Israel, the region’s only full‐fledged liberal democracy.  The regime’s radicalism and brutality not only harms our interests and threatens our national security, but also challenges our moral obligations.