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AIPAC Applauds Passage of Senate 'Resolution Standing With Israel Against Iranian Nuclear Threat'

7:34 AM, Apr 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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AIPAC applauds the passage of a Senate "resolution standing with Israel against Iranian nuclear threat":

WASHINGTON — AIPAC praises the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for adopting today Senate Resolution 65 -  a strong bi-partisan statement that the United States will stand by Israel if our ally feels compelled to take military action in its own legitimate defense against the threat from Iran.  The resolution specifies that the United States should provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to Israel “in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.”  

The resolution also reiterates that the policy of the United States is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability and to take such action as may be  necessary to implement this policy.  The resolution urges the President to strengthen enforcement of sanctions on Tehran.

Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sponsored the resolution.  Now ready for floor action, Graham-Menendez , has garnered broad bi-partisan support in the Senate with 79 co-sponsors.  The Committee action comes at a critical moment when Iran has repeatedly rebuffed diplomatic efforts and has continued its march to attain nuclear weapons capability.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has sent a very clear and enormously important message of solidarity with Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat – which endangers  American, Israeli, and international security.   AIPAC urges the full Senate to act expeditiously to adopt the resolution.

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