Bill introduced by Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) & Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R.-Fla) to the US House of Representatives, is just in time for the AIPAC conference.
The Iran-related bills AIPAC activists will champion would tighten sanctions aimed at forcing that country to suspend its suspected nuclear weapons program and would call for the president to support Israel should it feel “compelled” to strike Iran. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful.
Speaker after speaker at the AIPAC conference called on the Obama administration to make clear that Iran faces a military option if it does not comply with demands to make its nuclear activities more transparent.
“We need to recognize that military action against Iran may become necessary to protect America, Israel and our allies,” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, said in his address Monday night to the AIPAC conference.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip, sounded a similar call.
“If there is one lesson we have learned about the Middle East in recent years, it is that nuance is not only not effective but can be dangerous,” he said. “We must speak with unambiguous clarity: the United States will not accept a nuclear-weapons-capable Iran.”
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