Corker Says Downing Of Malaysian Airliner Should Galvanize U.S., Europe To Stop Putin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Senator Bob Corker said the missile strike on a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine should “galvanize” the U.S. and the international community to finally make Russian President Vladimir Putin pay for his role in supporting pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

 “I’ve been incredibly discouraged by not only the U.S. response but candidly Europe’s response (to Russia’s role in Ukraine),” said Senator Corker. “I don't know how anybody can say our response has been anything but timid and cautious. Hopefully on the positive side this will galvanize the international community to take the kind of steps that should have been taken months ago to push back on Putin and cause him to pay the kind of price that he should pay for this outrageous act,” he added.

 Senator Corker also called for additional sanctions on Iran if the extension of nuclear negotiations doesn’t lead to a final agreement that keeps Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

 “I’m concerned about the gaps that exist from what I think is a good deal and where we are today. But look, all diplomatic efforts should be put in place…I want Congress to weigh in. I want to see tougher sanctions put in place in the event we don’t reach an agreement this go around. We should be real clear there will be no more extensions,” said Senator Corker.  “I'm still hopeful that somehow, despite a very, very bad start, almost agreeing to enrichment on the front end…that we may get to a place that really does limit their ability (to develop a nuclear weapon).”



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