Jan 7, 2020
Press Release

Fresno, CA - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement on the killing of Iranian military general, Qasem Soleimani: 


“As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I know all too well the blood shed around the world at the hands of Qasem Soleimani," said Costa. "He was an enemy of the United States and a terrorist who deserved to be brought to justice.  Our priority is to protect the lives of Americans, many of who are now in grave danger from this action by the President.

“It does not appear that the President’s decision to remove this terrorist have been coordinated with our allies in the Middle East or Europe. My fear is this action was not conducted with long term diplomatic solutions in mind to provide stability and promote peace to that part of the world.”