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On Friday, December 19, 27 U.S. senators, headed by Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), introduced the Nuclear Weapon-Free Iran Act.

It is our historic duty to empower these senators in their courageous efforts to prevent a nuclear Iran amidst opposition from powerful circles in Washington.

“The burden rests with Iran to negotiate in good faith and verifiably terminate its nuclear weapons program,” said Sen. Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“Prospective sanctions will influence Iran’s calculus and accelerate that process toward achieving a meaningful diplomatic resolution,” Menendez asserted.

“The American people rightfully distrust Iran’s true intentions and they deserve an insurance policy to defend against Iranian deception during negotiations,” Sen. Kirk declared.

“This is a responsible, bipartisan bill to protect the American people from Iranian deception and I urge the Majority Leader to give the American people an up or down vote,” he added.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who has been leading a bi-partisan effort to increase sanctions on Iran, told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday:

“The Iranians didn’t come to the table out of the goodness of their heart…. The bottom line is very simple; it’s pretty logical that it’s sanctions, tough sanctions, that brought them to the table.”

Nobel Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, in a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, stated:

“I appeal to President Obama and Congress to demand, as a condition of continued talks, the total dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and the regime’s public and complete repudiation of all genocidal intent against Israel. And I appeal to the leaders of the United States Senate to go forward with their vote to strengthen sanctions against Iran until these conditions have been met.”

“Sanctions are what have brought the Iranian regime to the negotiating table,” Wiesel affirmed.

By introducing the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act, Sens. Menendez and Kirk have responded to the historic challenge of the day.


United with Israel urges U.S. residents to contact their senators and voice support for the Nuclear Weapon-Free Iran Act. You can find the contact information for your senator by clicking here: Senators of the 113th Congress

You can also show your appreciation to Sens. Menendez and Kirk for their activism in defense of Israel, America and the Free World!


Following is the contact information for Sens. Menendez and Kirk:

Senator Mark Kirk
Washington, DC
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854
Fax: 202-228-4611

Sen. Robert Menendez
528 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


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Author: Atara Beck, Staff Writer for United with Israel
Date: Dec. 24, 2013