AJC hails legislators for Iran sanctions
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AJC hails legislators for Iran sanctions

Last week, President Obama and Congress sent a clear message to Iran that if it continues to threaten the security of the world, Iran’s government will face serious consequences. This is why American Jewish Committee was a strong supporter for this legislation, which enacts tough, rigorous sanctions to ban U.S. banks from dealing with foreign banks doing business with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, bar companies from U.S. government contracts if they provide Iran with technologies that restrict the free flow of information (AJC was part of the No Nukes for Iran group that recently rallied in Morristown against Honeywell for its business dealings with Iran – hopefully passage of this act will change its policy), and exact penalties against foreign companies that assist Iran’s energy industry and nuclear program.

These sanctions are the direct result of the Iranian regime’s refusal to open its nuclear program to scrutiny by the international community, and we at AJC hail the U.S. government for taking this important step to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions by enacting new sanctions targeting Iran’s financial and energy sectors. We hail as well the relentless leadership and support of all New Jersey’s members of Congress.

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