Jewish Leaders Applaud New US Sanctions Against Iran

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 welcome the imposition of additional U.S. sanctions against Iran that target its financial sector, with key humanitarian exceptions. The continued maximum pressure campaign makes clear to the Ayatollah that there are consequences for his relentless quest to develop nuclear weapons.

This latest round of sanctions deals another heavy blow to the economy of the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, further limiting its ability to wreak havoc in the service of its extremist hegemonic aspirations. Iran and its terrorist proxies have the innocent blood of Americans, Israelis, and others on their hands. We support policies and actions, such as these sanctions, which reduce the risks posed to U.S. and allied forces in the Middle East and around the world.

We hope to see Iran accept limitations on its nuclear ambitions and enter into new negotiations with the U.S. and the international community. The Iranian people do not seek regional hegemony, and do not support the reckless belligerence of their rulers. Decades of destructive behavior have rendered Iran a pariah state that is alienated from the rest of the world. The extremist regime should heed the will of the people under its control and take steps to finally rejoin the family of nations."

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