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Washington, D.C. — House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after Iran’s launch of two more ballistic missiles today:

“Iran is making a mockery of President Obama’s vow to confront Iran’s dangerous and illicit acts.  For a second day in a row, the Iranian regime has launched ballistic missiles in violation of U.N. sanctions.  These latest missiles were reportedly designed to strike our ally Israel, and stamped with the words ‘Israel should be wiped from the pages of history.’  

“Meanwhile, the Obama administration is tripping over technicalities.  Instead of forcefully condemning Iran’s dangerous missile tests, the White House is twisting itself into pretzels to explain how they don’t violate the president’s deeply flawed nuclear deal.

“Here’s the reality: if Iran sees it can violate U.N. missile sanctions with no consequence, it will violate this nuclear deal too.  President Obama must lead and aggressively enforce all sanctions against Iran’s missile programs, support for terrorism, and human rights abuses.  No more looking the other way.”