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November 21, 2013 6:39 pm

AIPAC Applauds Harry Reid on Tougher Iran Sanctions Bill Despite Obama Plea

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Photo: Chuck Kennedy. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he will go ahead with proposing a bill calling for tougher Iran sanctions early next month, despite President Barack Obama’s request to delay new sanctions during negotiations.

“I will support a bill that would broaden the scope of our current petroleum sanctions, place limitations on trade with strategic sectors of the Iranian economy that support its nuclear ambitions, as well as pursue those who divert goods to Iran,” Reid said.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) praised the decision.

“This announcement, and the subsequent bill, is an important statement about the resolve of Senate Democrats and Republicans to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability,” AIPAC President Michael Kassen said in a statement.

The Obama administration had also lobbied major Jewish organizations for their support of a delay. However, AIPAC , along with other Jewish groups, said the organization would continue to push for new sanctions.

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  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    AIPAC has been more then doing Son-Of-Islam obama’s bidding since he took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave (The White House).
    AIPAC prefers a weak NOT secure ISRAEL that this sitting US Pres constantly DEMONIZES & ISOLATES.

  • Mike P.

    It is the United States that may be saved from nuclear attack, IF Obama is thwarted. As Netanyahu pointed out, Iran’s ICBM’s are not needed to hit Israel. They are to hit the U.S.

    If Obama succeeds with his Chamberlain performance, the U.S. might end up getting nuked by the one country in the world–Iran–that has a state policy of calling the U.S. “the Great Satan.”

    Thank G-d some in the U.S. government are actually patriots, still.

  • Joseph in Sweden

    He probably does

  • Marc

    I also applaud Mr.Reid for standing up to the obama gov’t. Does obama think that he has a total stranglehold on the American people?