Trump has Iran in check during vulnerable presidential transition, says congressman

January 13, 2021
In The News

On the first anniversary of the Trump-ordered strike against the Iranian Quds Force leader, defense experts say the administration's Iran deterrence measures will contain the regime in the vulnerable presidential transition period.

But Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube said it was the use of force to eliminate Qassem Soleimani a year ago that put America in a position of strength.

“Over 600 of my fellow servicemen and women have been killed by an IED that was made or the munitions came from Iran,” Steube told the Washington Examiner Monday, describing attacks that killed members of his 25th Infantry Division during his service in Iraq in 2006-2007.

“Soleimani was responsible for a lot of those, if not all of those,” he said.