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July 1, 2010

Jewish Dems Applaud Obama’s Signing of Iran Sanctions

Listed in: Israel, Other Foreign Policy, NJDC News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC- The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) emphatically applauds President Barack Obama’s signing into law of the latest round of Iran sanctions. Marc R. Stanley, NJDC’s Chair, Ira N. Forman, NJDC’s outgoing CEO, and David A. Harris, NJDC’s President and incoming CEO attended the signing ceremony at the White House this evening. Following the ceremony, Harris issued the following statement:

“The National Jewish Democratic Council is extremely pleased that President Obama has signed the bipartisan sanctions bill that was overwhelmingly passed by the House and Senate. The new laws send a message to Iran that the United States will not tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons and that its efforts to destabilize the Middle East will be met with harsh economic penalties.

The new laws demonstrate once again that the Obama Administration and the Democratic leadership in Congress are one hundred percent committed to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. These laws will bolster America’s national security along with the security of our allies—including Israel.

With Obama’s signature tonight, the United States further cemented its role as the leader of the international coalition against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi all deserve credit for strengthening America’s standing in the world by taking the lead on this critical issue.”