Alexander: “Isolating Iran Is the Right Thing to Do”

Posted on December 1, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote in favor of an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that would direct the president to impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that conduct financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran, as well as authorize the president to impose sanctions directly on the Central Bank of Iran:

“Isolating Iran is the right thing to do, because the country’s oppressive regime is hostile to the United States and our allies, including Israel, and is determined to acquire nuclear-weapons capabilities so that it can become an even greater danger to us and the Middle East region.” 

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