Apr 6 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced today that he recently concluded a weeklong visit to Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Tillis was joined on the Congressional Delegation by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), David Perdue (R-GA), and Ben Sasse (R-NE).

Senator Tillis met with U.S. troops, military officials, and foreign leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

“It was a privilege to visit with American servicemembers stationed abroad and meet with leaders from Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan,” said Senator Tillis. “I was also grateful for the opportunity to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the long-standing friendship between our two nations and the need to work together to stop Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.”