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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Applauds House Passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act

Yesterday, the United States Congress passed the conference report for H.R. 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act. The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority and will now be sent to President Obama for signature. Rep. Clarke released the following statement:

“The Obama Administration took office with the hopes of working diplomatically to persuade Iran to abandon its quest for nuclear weapon. I supported the Administration in this aim with the hopes of avoiding crippling sanctions that could adversely affect the Iranian people. However, the Iranian regime repeatedly refused to engage with the international community, and continued with their nuclear enrichment program.

“I co-sponsored H.R. 2194 when it became evident that diplomatic negotiations had failed and further action was necessary to thwart the threat of a nuclear Iran. A nuclear-armed Iran would destabilize the Middle East, lead to an arms race in a volatile part of the world, and threaten the United States, as well as Israel and other key allies in the region.”