Statement on the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:46pm

The American Jewish Congress supports President Trump's decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. This is a strong next step toward resetting our Iran policy and holding Iran's regime accountable for its actions.

Iran's leaders are extreme, aggressive, and bent on regional hegemony. Time and time again, they have antagonized the United States, threatened Israel with annihilation, and sponsored terrorism and violence throughout the Middle East. The Nuclear Deal was based on the premise that Iran would behave better when given concessions; that premise is demonstrably wrong. With sanctions lifted, Iran continued its hateful rhetoric, established advanced weapons factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon, and flagrantly violated the restrictions placed upon it for missile testing. Additionally, the documents uncovered last spring by Israel's Mossad prove that Iran did pursue an extensive nuclear program in the past and lied about it repeatedly when negotiating the Deal. The mullahs cannot be trusted.

We call upon the international community to join the United States in sanctioning the volatile rogue state of Iran.

 

American Jewish Congress