Senators Tell Obama: Pressure Iran Now

The senators urged Obama to enforce existing Iran sanctions laws.

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 Recalling Iran’s persistent refusal to end its illicit nuclear program – and President Obama’s repeated pledges to do something about it – nine senators on Wednesday urged the president to “put into action [his] pledge of increased, meaningful pressure against the Iranian regime – what Secretary Clinton called ‘crippling sanctions.'” The bipartisan letter reminds the president that he has the authority to enforce existing Iran sanctions laws, executive orders and Security Council resolutions. “We believe that it is extremely important for the world to know that the United States means what it says, and that we in fact do what we say we are going to do.” The letter to the president was signed by Sens. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and David Vitter (R-LA).

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