Leaders of Largest Group of Jewish Clergy Urge U.S. to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran

The leaders of the Reform rabbinate, the
world’s largest group of Jewish clergy, have issued a statement
Congress and President Obama to act speedily to strengthen sanctions
against Iran in order to prevent the country from coming closer to
nuclear capabilities. The statement was issued during the Central
Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) 121st Annual Convention which
place last week in San Francisco, CA.

According to the statement, “…a bipartisan coalition in the House
Representatives introduced the Iran Sanctions Enhancement Act, which
enhance the existing sanctions regime by requiring accountability on
of all arms of the U.S. government. In keeping with long-standing
positions, we support this proposed legislation and other moves like
that may prove necessary in the weeks and months ahead.”


Following is the full text of the statement from the CCAR leaders.

Central Conference of American Rabbis
San Francisco, California
March 10, 2010

The development of nuclear weapons capability by the Islamic Republic
Iran poses the greatest threat to world peace today and is an
danger to the State of Israel and its people.

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