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07/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2021 22:40

McCaul on “Chilling Plot by the Iranian Regime to Kidnap a U.S. Citizen”

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Washington, D.C. - House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul has released the following statement on the Department of Justice charging four Iranians with attempting to kidnap a U.S. journalist in New York.

'As a former federal prosecutor, I commend the Department of Justice and the FBI for their work to expose a chilling plot by the Iranian regime to kidnap a U.S. citizen from sovereign U.S. soil. This revelation serves as another reminder that the Biden Administration bending over backwards to re-enter the JCPOA is likely sacrificing our leverage to compel Iran to cease its other malign activities. This is a regime that holds American hostages and is actively trying to kidnap an American from the streets of New York. President Biden should not enter into any deals with Iran without an end to these assaults on our citizens.'