(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday
unanimously voted in favor of a measure supporting the “full implementation of
United States and international sanctions on Iran,” urging President Barack
Obama to “continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation,” and
affirming Israel’s right to self-defense.
The logo of the U.S. Senate, which unanimously voted to urge President Obama to enforce Iran sanctions and for the U.S. to support Israel’s right to self-defense. Credit: Senate.
S.Res. 65 also urges
that “if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in
legitimate self-defense against Iran’s nuclear weapons program,” the U.S.
government should “stand with Israel and provide, in accordance with United
States law and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the
use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to the
Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.”
Reacting to the 99-0 Senate vote,
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in a press release called the
resolution “an extremely significant and timely
statement of solidarity with Israel.”