Conference of Presidents Calls on Congress to Expedite Action on Iran Sanctions Bills
New York, June 9, 2010
Leaders of the Conference of Presidents urged the leaders of Congress and the House-Senate conferees to quickly conclude their deliberations and enable the legislation which imposes sanctions on Iran to be submitted to Congress for a final vote.
Conference Chairman Alan Solow and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein said, The action by the UN Security Council, passing additional Iran sanctions today, makes it all the more imperative that Congress move expeditiously. The House overwhelmingly and the Senate by unanimous vote passed legislation at the end of last year that would enhance U.S. sanctions against Iran. House and Senate conferees were recently appointed to reconcile the Senate Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (S. 2799) and the House-passed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA H.R. 2194). The Security Council resolution is a platform on which the U.S. and other countries can build an effective sanctions structure that will hopefully bring Iran into compliance with these and previous Security Council resolutions.