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Cotton and Inhofe Statement on Iran’s Responsibility for Houthi Destabilization of Yemen

August 26, 2019

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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) released the following statement on Iran's responsibility for the Houthis' outlaw actions:

"Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court in D.C. reaffirmed what many nations of the world have long recognized: that Iran bears responsibility for Houthi brutality against civilians in Yemen and their efforts to destabilize the region. The Houthis' torture and murder of an American civilian in their custody, and the Iranian regime's support for terrorism and torture, are reprehensible behaviors consistent with outlaws from the civilized world."

Background: In June, Senators Cotton and Inhofe joined Senators Blackburn, Braun, Cornyn, Cruz, and Rubio to introduce S. Con. Res. 21. For the full bill text, click here.

Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives.