January 19, 2006

Senator seeks to stop gasoline exports to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana
said on Thursday he will introduce a resolution in the U.S.
Senate on Friday calling for countries to stop exporting
gasoline to Iran as punishment for Iran moving forward with its
nuclear program.

"To forestall the need for nuclear force, we need tough
action now, including economic sanctions, cultural sanctions,
cutting off their supply of gasoline, (arms) sales, those kind
of things, to convince the radical leaders of Iran that nuclear
weapons are something they just cannot have," Bayh said on Fox
News Channel's "Fox and Friends" morning program.

"Getting a worldwide agreement to ban the export of
gasoline to Iran could have a major impact on their thinking,"
Bayh said.

If passed, the resolution would be non-binding and would
only reflect the thinking of the U.S. Senate.