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2010-02-19 11:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is calling on the international community to act immediately on a new International Atomic Energy Agency report which casts significant doubt on Iran's claim that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes. "Iran's determination to acquire nuclear weapons capability is the main threat to international peace and security," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Recognition that the Iranian regime has been lying all along about the...

2010-01-29 13:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the U.S. Senate for passing last night the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (S.2799). The measure will impose sanctions on companies that export gasoline to Iran or assist in the expansion of Tehran's oil-refining capacity. "In his State of the Union address, President Obama warned Iran's leaders of 'growing consequences' because of their continued defiance of legally-binding UN Security Council...

2009-12-15 18:20:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a tough new bill targeting Iran's petroleum sector. The bipartisan Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194) won overwhelming support, with 412 votes in favor and 12 against. "Iran is pursuing its nuclear ambitions while treating the international community's attempts to negotiate with utter contempt," said AJC Executive Director David Harris....

2009-12-15 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in strong support of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, which would give the President the power to impose sanctions against companies that supply Iran with -- or support its domestic production of -- gasoline and other refined petroleum products. The House passed the bill by a vote of 412 to 12. "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in strong support for the Refined Petroleum...

2009-11-27 12:23:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee praised the International Atomic Energy Agency resolution on Iran's covert nuclear program. "The IAEA message to Tehran is crystal clear -- stop the covert nuclear program now," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "The UN Security Council must follow up with the most stringent sanctions. An international full-court press is critical to convince Iran's leaders to desist from their reckless quest for nuclear weapons."...

2009-10-23 14:24:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee called for extra vigilance in the face of Iranian deceit and delaying tactics after Tehran ignored today's deadline to respond to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) proposal to ship most of its uranium abroad for enrichment. "Iran ignored today's deadline with the same feeble excuse it has given before - that it needs more time," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Let's recall that since 2006,...

2009-09-15 10:40:00

Senators Coats, Robb and General Wald call for a "more coercive strategy" WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senators Daniel Coats and Charles Robb and General (ret.) Charles Wald, members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Security Initiative, today released a report warning that "time is running out" to prevent a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. Concluding that "the Islamic Republic will be able to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon...

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2009-06-08 06:45:00

Remnants of undeclared synthetic uranium have been identified at a second location by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, at a reactor in Damascus, BBC News reported.  The site in question was devastated in a 2007 raid by Israeli troops. Claims by the US have sparked an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) investigation as to whether the site was a nuclear reactor that was not yet functional.  Apart from this incident, Iran is continuing to develop uranium in disobedience of the...

2009-06-04 09:52:00

NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) warmly welcomed President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo today, which aimed at forging a new understanding between the United States and the Muslim world. While addressing a range of issues, President Obama underlined that the rejection of anti-Semitism and the legitimacy of Israel were not negotiable. "In the heart of a region where denial is routine -- denial of Israel's right to exist, denial of the...

2009-04-23 12:56:00

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has released a hard-hitting new 4-minute video about the Iranian nuclear threat entitled "Point of No Return? Iran's Drive for Nuclear Weapons." "'Point of No Return?' is a wake-up call," said David Harris, AJC Executive Director. "The window of opportunity to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions is fast-closing. The video advocates tough new sanctions, particularly against Iran's vulnerable energy sector, as the most immediate measure to...


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