Scalise Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Feb 15, 2017 Issues: National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La) issued the below statement today following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

"I was honored to join our House leadership team in welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to Congress today during his visit to the United States. As our closest and most trusted ally in the Middle East, I made it clear to the Prime Minister that the Jewish state of Israel can count on the full support of Congress, and I look forward to building on our long-lasting strategic partnership.

"With radical Islamic terror spreading throughout the region, Iran’s ambitions towards nuclear weapons, and UN-backed efforts aimed at undermining Israel, now more than ever we must stand by Israel and work to protect our joint national security interests. I'm proud Congress has already taken important steps to do that, by passing legislation denouncing the United Nations' recent blatantly anti-Israel resolution, and passing an extension of strong sanctions against Iran.

"I'm glad President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu had a very positive and productive meeting that showed the rest of the world that the bond between our two great nations has never been stronger.”

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