web analytics
July 27, 2016 / 21 Tammuz, 5776
News & Views
Sponsored Post


‘No Pause’ in AIPAC Iran Sanctions Campaign

By:
JewishPress Logo

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said there would be “no pause, delay or moratorium in our efforts” to seek new sanctions on Iran.

The statement late Saturday came after days of reports that top pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, had agreed in a meeting with senior White House staffers to suspend for 80 days lobbying for increased sanctions on Iran.

“AIPAC continues to support congressional action to adopt legislation to further strengthen sanctions and there will absolutely be no pause, delay or moratorium in our efforts,” said the statement by AIPAC President Michael Kassen.

Obama administration officials have said that passing intensified sanctions would be counterproductive while renewed negotiations are underway with Iran aimed at making its nuclear program more transparent and ensuring that Iran is not working to make a bomb.

Top officials have met with senators in recent days to ask them not to advance intensified sanctions passed over the summer by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressional proponents of the sanctions, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have said that sanctions forced Iran to the negotiating table and should be upheld to extract meaningful concessions.

That outlook was echoed in the statement by AIPAC’s Kassen.

“AIPAC supports diplomatic efforts to achieve an end to Iran’s nuclear program,” Kassen said.

“Diplomatic talks have been made possible because of the strong sanctions passed by Congress and implemented by the administration,” he said. “Until Iran suspends its enrichment program, additional sanctions are vital for diplomacy to succeed.

JTA

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “‘No Pause’ in AIPAC Iran Sanctions Campaign”

  1. If Iran is intent upon making bombs or find other ways of attacking Israel, what makes ANYone think they are not going to continue, full force, t do so, despite "agreements" to"suspend…". That reminds me of England's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who, after his meeting Germany's chancellor, Adolf Hitler, informed the world that there would be "peace in our time."

  2. Natalee Gold says:

    thank you aipac

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
An Israeli police officer prays at the Western Wall as a group of other officers pose for a picture, before a Memorial Day ceremony held at Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2016.
Better Benefits Offered for Police in Jerusalem

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/no-pause-in-aipac-iran-sanctions-campaign/2013/11/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: