Blackburn, Rubio Lead GOP Colleagues In Demanding Answers For Violations Of Iran’s Nuclear Program

October 12, 2023

NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) led Republican colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting an update on U.S. action to hold Iran accountable for the multiple violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“The Iranian regime is intent on fomenting terror across the region, as evidenced by its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah’s, brutal attacks this weekend on our ally, Israel. Now more than ever, you must ensure that you hold the regime accountable for its failure to comply with obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Further, we were disappointed that the administration did not call for a formal censure of Tehran given its continued non-compliance with the IAEA.”

“The Biden Administration has failed to press for concrete action against Iran in Vienna. We are especially disturbed by reports that the United States led efforts to oppose a censure of Iran. As Iran violates its commitments and refuses to comply with the IAEA, your business-as-usual approach to resolving the situation is tantamount to an endorsement of the Iranian regime’s activities.” 


  • U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Katie Boyd Britt (R-Ala.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are co-signers.
A full copy of the letter can be found here.