AIPAC APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION BARRING ENTRY TO TERRORISTS AS UN REPRESENTATIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Marshall Wittmann, mwittmann@aipac.org

April 10, 2014

 

AIPAC APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION BARRING ENTRY TO TERRORISTS AS UN REPRESENTATIVES

We applaud the Senate and the House for overwhelmingly adopting bipartisan legislation to bar entry into the United States to any proposed U.N. representative who has engaged in espionage or terrorism or who may pose a threat to national security. The legislation addresses Iran’s outrageous selection of Hamid Abutalebi — one of the Iranian students involved in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran — as ambassador to the United Nations. The appointment reflects the long history of Iranian terrorist activity throughout the world, which continues to this day.

We urge President Obama to sign this legislation, which sends a strong message that America will take a firm stand against purveyors of terror directed at the United States and its allies.

             

Consistently ranked as the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill, AIPAC is a bipartisan American membership organization that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel. For more than 50 years, AIPAC has been working with Congress to build a strong, vibrant relationship between the U.S. and Israel. With more than 100,000 members across the United States, AIPAC works throughout the country to improve and strengthen that relationship by supporting U.S.-Israel military, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.