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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Full Implementation of Iran Sanctions and Reaffirming Support for Israel’s Right to Self-Defense

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of growing concerns about the timetable in which Iran could develop nuclear weapons capability and with the collapse of the P-5+1 talks with Iran, the Foreign Relations Committee today unanimously passed S. Res. 65, co-authored by Chairman Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) reiterating the danger posed by a nuclear Iran to the United States and its allies and reaffirming the United States’ support for Israel’s right to self-defense.

“This important resolution sends a clear signal to both Iran and to Israel,” said Chairman Menendez..  “To Iran, it makes clear that its behavior is unacceptable and that if it continues down this pathway the economic noose will only tighten around its neck.  I am putting Iran on notice today that I am prepared to consider additional sanctions against Iran unless there is a demonstrable change in its behavior.  To Israel, the message is also clear.  We support you and we have your back.  America’s commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable.  I share the President’s commitment in this regard and I know that the 80 colleagues who have joined on as co-sponsors of this resolution do as well.”