Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on the deaths of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

Jan 3, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the deaths of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis:

“Since the kidnapping of US hostages in 1979, Iran has propagated a reign of terror for over 40 years. Iran continues to work in the shadows, conducting terrorist operations all over the Middle East region.  Last week, through their proxy group Kata’ib Hezbollah, they killed an American citizen and wounded four American military personnel in Iraq with an attack on our military base. 

“Kata’ib Hezbollah is deemed a terrorist group and was under the direction of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Soleimani commanded Iran’s IRGC/Quds Force and Mahdi directed Kata’ib Hezbollah.  Iran has worked against America’s goal of bringing peace to Iraq.  Much of the disruption against our goal of peace was orchestrated by these two individuals.  Enough is enough. I stand with President Trump in his decision to retaliate against these individuals and their proxy militia operating in Iraq.”