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Kinzinger: Iran a 'Failing Country' That's Lashing Out

By    |   Monday, 17 June 2019 03:36 PM

Iran is a "failing country" that's lashing out and most likely was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers last week, despite the "Russian trolls on Twitter" trying to convince people otherwise, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Monday.

"I think when it comes to Russia, whatever they say, usually the opposite is true," the Illinois Republican told Fox News' Dana Perino. "If we have evidence and I'm sure that we do, I've heard a lot of it exists, and we know it's Iran, we need to accept that because that's obviously the case...I think if we put this redline down that says even if we don't respond to the last two attacks, this cannot keep going."

The bottom line is that Iran is lashing out, as it has just one-tenth of the oil exports it once had, said Kinzinger, and it has "disrupted the international order."

"We are seeing investments in other countries," said Kinzinger. "That's actually receded a lot, but I think right now it's going to take patience to understand they are obviously very desperate. They don't want to provoke us into military action."

However, Kinzinger said he doesn't necessarily think President Donald Trump must come to Congress to have action approved.

"I don't think every military action needs to come to Congress because nothing would ever get done," he said.

Kinzinger also responded to a report in The New York Times that the U.S. military has been putting malware into Russian systems.

"I think we are stepping up our attacks on Russia and we should (after) this disinformation campaign and the 2016 election," said Kinzinger. "I don't know who linked the story; it's more in the classified space. I think it's irresponsible."

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Iran is a "failing country" that's lashing out and most likely was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers last week, despite the "Russian trolls on Twitter" trying to convince people otherwise, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Monday.
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