Conference of Presidents Denounces UNSC Refusal to Extend Embargo on Iranian Arms

New York, NY

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

“We denounce and reject today's United Nations Security Council vote that turned down the United States proposal to extend the critical U.N. arms embargo on Iran, which expires in October. In doing so, the UNSC ignored the voice of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia), which joined the U.S. in unanimously supporting the effort.

Should the embargo end this fall, the rogue Iranian regime will likely rush to amass additional weapons for its own use and to supply its terrorist proxies. As a result, the security of American forces, as well as those of our allies, including Israel, will be at greater risk. This is an outrage that strengthens Iran in its quest for hegemony in the Middle East.

 
We urge the Security Council to consider the implementation of the snapback provisions of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which would deter Iran's ability to wreak havoc with its arsenal of terror and to advance its nuclear weapons program. The international community must take this urgent step against a regime that openly calls for death to America and Israel, and undermines the stability and security of the region."

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