Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
February 11, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on recent events in Syria following an Iranian drone entering Israel's air space:

“Yesterday’s events highlight the dangers of continued instability in Syria. Iran has used the conflict in Syria to establish a forward base of terror against Israel and support those who are committed to destroying the Jewish State – a goal Iran’s leaders have stated clearly and repeatedly. Americans stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel as that country legitimately defends itself against threats from Iran or anyone else. It is a reminder of why a political solution to the civil conflict in Syria must not allow for any Iranian presence there from which it can terrorize Israel’s civilian population.”