UPDATED 9:06 AM PT — Monday, May 13, 2019
Florida Congressman Ted Yoho is praising President Trump’s response to recent threats by Iranian officials. During an interview with The Hill on Sunday, Yoho said President Trump took the right course of action by sending a U.S. fleet to the Middle East to increase pressure on Iran.
In the past week, the country has issued several threats against the U.S. and military officials. It has also suggested it may move to violate the non-proliferation clause enacted under the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Yoho said the president’s decision was proactive and exemplifies the his commitment to reign in Iranian aggression.
“You’ve got to understand why we’re sending the warship there — it’s because of the threats Iran has made and intelligence that we have,” stated the Florida lawmaker. “I think it’s a different strategy that hasn’t been used before, and I commend President Trump on doing it.”
According to reports, EU officials are expected to try and sway America to sign back onto the Iran deal during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Belgium on Monday.