Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued this statement following terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait:

“These three bloody attacks come just days after ISIS called for such attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  Indeed, ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kuwait.  And the attack in Tunisia comes just a few months after a prominent museum in the country’s capital was targeted.

“These attacks show that the ISIS threat is spreading well beyond Iraq and Syria.  A continued safe-haven there means more attacks across the region, Europe, and even here at home.  We must aggressively deny ISIS an area from which to unfurl their black banners of hate and death and plot their attacks.  This threat demands better regional cooperation and more targeted air strikes against ISIS. We also must destroy the online messaging that attracts so many young people with the counter message that ISIS offers no peace, no community, and no future.”