FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2017
WASHINGTON — Win Without War Director Stephen Miles issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s response to today’s terror attack in Iran:
We strongly condemn the terror attack in Tehran today and stand in solidarity with the victims and their families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones. The world should stand united — regardless of nationality, religion, or ethnicity — against the scourge of terrorism wherever it may take place.
President Trump’s response to these attacks was disgraceful. Coming on the heels of his attacks on London’s mayor as his city reeled from its own terrorist attack, it is clear that the President’s dangerous ideology, personal vendettas, and extremist worldview prevent him from expressing basic human decency to those reeling from deadly violence. Claiming that those attacked somehow had it coming mirrors the mindset that the terrorists themselves use to justify their heinous acts.
The President’s words today — as they have so often been in the aftermath of terrorist attacks — have made our country less safe, fanned the flames of violent extremism, and broken with the long American tradition of standing in solidarity with the victims of terror. As Americans, we want the Iranian people, and all victims of terror, to know that Donald Trump does not speak for us.