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B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith commends the Trump administration for new sanctions against Iran. On Jan. 29, Iran test fired a ballistic missile, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. According to reports, the missile flew more than 600 miles before exploding.
The United Nations Security Council website states that the resolution “calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
This isn’t the first time that Iran has ignored U.N. Resolution 2231; in July 2016 Tehran test fired a similar missile.
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced its sanctions apply to 13 individuals and 12 companies found to be connected to Tehran’s ballistic missile program.
Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, exerts its influence in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and across the Middle East. We are encouraged that the Administration is taking steps to reduce the Iranian threat by countering the regime’s ballistic missile program.