Jewish Leaders Applaud US Sanctions Against Militia Leaders

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We welcome the US sanctions targeting leaders of Iranian proxy militias which slaughtered dozens of innocent Iraqis engaged in peaceful protests last week. The Iraqi people are fed up with Iran’s increasing role in Iraq’s affairs, as evidenced by the ongoing demonstrations against Iranian influence which started in October.

The Ayatollah’s quest for dominance in the Middle East has resulted in protests from Beirut to Baghdad, as well as widespread demonstrations by the Iranian people who reject the regime’s hegemonic goals being put before the wellbeing of the citizens under its control.

The Iraqi people do not want to see Iran use their country as a staging ground for attacks against the US, Israel, or Saudi Arabia. They know the potential price that will be paid by their country for Iran’s aggression.

We hope to see more countries increase sanctions and pressure on Iran as it continues to brutally repress those who stand up to its spreading regional aggression."

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