January 3, 2020

Young Statement on Death of Qasem Soleimani

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the death of Qasem Soleimani:


“Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist mastermind who was responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans. Under his command, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps brought death and destruction across the Middle East — and beyond. Last night, justice was delivered.


The President’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran has always been about pushing Iran’s leaders, primarily through economic means, to change their behavior and stop exporting terror around the globe. Iran failed to change, and mass murderer Soleimani met his fate. I hope this strike will finally wake up the Ayatollah and the outlaw regime in Tehran. End the terror and focus on improving the lives of the Iranian people by embracing peace.


As the Administration considers next steps from here, Congress must be involved in that debate.”