WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member, joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden outlining the pillars of a comprehensive diplomatic strategy for dealing with Iran.
“We must confront the reality that Iran has accelerated its nuclear activity in alarming ways including increasing its centrifuge research and production and enriching uranium up to 20 percent,” wrote the senators. “Iran should have no doubt about America’s policy. Democrats and Republicans may have tactical differences, but we are united on preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon and addressing the wide range of illicit Iranian behavior.”
Building on the Abraham Accords, the senators urged the President to consult with allies and security partners on a path forward to address national security concerns beyond Tehran’s nuclear program, including the prioritization of human rights and the release of American citizens unjustly detained in Iran.
Senators Cramer, Menendez, and Graham are joined on the letter by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MS), Jim Risch (R-ID), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Mark Warner (D-VA), John Boozman (R-AR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Bob Casey (D-PN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Gary Peters (D-MI), Steve Daines (R-MT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Lankford (R-OK), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Kennedy (R-LA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Tim Scott (R-SC), Todd Young (R-IN), John Thune (R-SD), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Mike Rounds (R-SD).
Click here to read the letter.