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Washington, D.C. – Following the arrest of an armed man outside the home of Masih Alinejad, a U.S. citizen who was previously the target of a kidnapping plot by the Iranian regime, House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul (TX-10) issued the following statement.

“Reports that a man with a loaded gun was arrested outside of Masih Alinejad’s home are bone-chilling. Last year, the Iranian regime plotted to kidnap her from Brooklyn. Ms. Alinejad is an American citizen. Why are we negotiating a nuclear deal with a regime that holds American citizens hostage and threatens American citizens on U.S. soil? Our highest priority needs to be protecting our citizens. The administration must make public if the Iranian regime was connected to this latest incident, and take strong action to hold the regime accountable.”