Recent actions by Iran have once again demonstrated their reluctance to curb their confrontational nuclear missile program. These dangerous, provocative actions by a country considered a state sponsor of terror should carry consequences. The decision to increase sanctions should come as no surprise. A line was drawn, and Iran deliberately defied the agreement.

I stand by the President on his decision to implement a quick and deliberate strategy. It should send a clear message that Iran’s reckless behavior will not be tolerated.