Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Need stronger Iranian sanctions Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg

Last summer, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act.

This historic legislation was overwhelmingly passed by Congress to help stifle Iran’s energy sector, restrict Tehran’s ability to conduct international financial transactions and hamper its ability to obtain components for its nuclear and missile programs.

While initial implementation of this law, as well as recently imposed international sanctions, are having a real impact in Iran, they have not yet brought about a change in the regime's behavior.

That is why members of the House just introduced The Iran Threat Reduction Act (H.R. 1905).

This new legislation would sanction Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and enshrine in law for the first time that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The bill also would increase sanctions against the regime’s human rights violators and sharply tighten the enforcement of existing sanctions law.

Please urge your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation and help prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Thank you in advance for your help and thank you for your continued support of AIPAC, the only organization working to ensure critical American support for Israel in these uncertain times.

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