In letters to members of the United Nations Security Council, B’nai B’rith International urged support for severe “sanctions against Iran until it completely, and verifiably, ends its illicit nuclear program in defiance of the international community.”
B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin wrote: “The Iranian regime—characterized by persistent human rights abuse domestically, and by unsurpassed sponsorship of doctrinally based terrorism abroad—has responded with duplicity and deception to repeated diplomatic overtures. Only sanctions that are comprehensive and deeply impactful retain the possibility of preventing a paramount danger to international peace and security.”
Severe, enforceable sanctions backed by real consequences are the crucial next step in stopping Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.
The letter further states: “A nuclear-armed Iran—or the acquisition by Iran of the capacity to produce and distribute nuclear weapons—would be disastrous, dramatically undermining the stability of the Middle East as a whole and likely prompting new proliferation of nuclear arms.”
And the letter concludes: “The implementation of an effective solution to this urgent global challenge is a foremost responsibility of the Security Council, one that would provide for the essential long-term safety of both the Iranian people and their neighbors.”
B’nai B’rith has been active at the United Nations since the world body was founded.
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