Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
May 10, 2018
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-4131
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning on Iran's rocket strikes against Israel:

“Israel has every right to defend itself against attacks from across its borders, and its actions this morning were entirely justified. I’m glad there were no injuries as a result of yesterday’s missile strike from Iranian positions in Syria, and I am proud to have worked over the years to secure funding for the successful Iron Dome system that intercepted missiles in that attack and helped to protect Israelis. Iran’s leaders must understand that they will not be allowed to maintain a base of operations in Syria that can threaten our ally Israel. United States policy must be that any political settlement to the Syrian civil war must not ensconce Iranian forces within that country or allow them access to Israel’s border.”