Release: Rounds Returns From Trip to Middle East

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PIERRE—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday returned from a weeklong trip to Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan to discuss national security issues with U.S. and foreign leaders in the Middle East. The trip, which was led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), also included Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.).

During their trip, the lawmakers met with U.S. troops, military leaders and political leaders to review regional issues and the counter-ISIL campaign. In addition to visiting with soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from their respective states, the Members met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, KRG President Masoud Barzani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Rounds will discuss his trip further during his weekly media call with South Dakota reporters on Thursday.



3 thoughts on “Release: Rounds Returns From Trip to Middle East”

  1. Much more was discussed on this trip I believe than can be legally reported. (Reading between the lines it appears the GOP Leadership is making sure the Executive Branch isn’t snowballing Congress on National Security Issues. Unbecoming behavior of a President is today sadly what God Fearing Americans have come to expect.)
    The Red Line in the sand has become a bloody bath of Christians…….

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