Conference of Presidents Leaders Welcome the Senate’s Overwhelming Bipartisan Passage of Bill Imposing New Sanctions Against Iran

New York, NY . . . Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued the following statement:

"Today's action by the Senate, passing the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act with 98 Senators in favor, is an important step toward curtailing Iran’s ability to fund the development of ballistic missiles, limiting its capacity to destabilize the region through support for terrorist groups and holding Iran responsible for gross human rights violations against its own people.

The overwhelming bipartisan consensus in the Senate for additional sanctions against Iran’s non-nuclear activities reflects American resolve to exert pressure on Iran to end its belligerent and provocative activities which threaten our national security, the security of Israel and the entire Middle East region. We urge the House to demonstrate the same kind of bipartisan support to provide the administration with the tools needed to rein in Iran’s malign behavior.”

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