With Iran’s recent launch of advanced ballistic missiles, Iranian hardliners are testing the resolve of the U.S. and our partners to confront Iranian aggression that challenges the nuclear agreement that came into effect earlier this year. A forceful U.S. and international response to the Iranian missile tests is not only consistent with the nuclear agreement—it will increase the odds that the nuclear agreement itself remains durable over time. The U.S. Congress, which is currently developing potential sanctions bills, is right to demand action on this issue.
Iran’s decision to test the resolve of the U.S. and our allies is no surprise. Iran has a lengthy history of testing the U.S. and our allies, and it was clear throughout the nuclear negotiations that Iran would continue to test the international community’s resolve after the deal came into force.
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