Pass Iran Sanctions Legislation

The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (S. 1881), authored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), aims to strengthen American diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability. 

The legislation meets the president’s request that no additional sanctions be imposed during the talks. New sanctions, provided for in the bill, would be suspended for up to a year to facilitate negotiations for a final agreement, and could be suspended further if an acceptable final agreement with Iran is reached.

The legislation codifies President Obama’s pledge that new sanctions will be forthcoming if a final agreement cannot be reached and that any deal must “make it impossible [for Iran] to develop a nuclear weapon.”

Key Points

  1. America Must Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability
    Iran must not be allowed to achieve a nuclear breakout capability in which it could rapidly develop nuclear arms.  A nuclear Iran would likely signal the death knell of the global non-proliferation regime, embolden Tehran and destabilize the Middle East.

  2. Diplomacy Must Be Backed By the Threat of New Sanctions
    Negotiations with Iran must be backed by the threat of additional sanctions and existing sanctions must be fully enforced.

  3. America Must Stand with Israel
    The United States must back Israel if it feels compelled in its own legitimate self-defense to take military action against Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

Contact Your Senators

Urge your senators to cosponsor the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (S. 1881).

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